Ethan Sonneborn is running for Governor of Vermont.
As his campaign page says “I’m 13 and running for Governor of Vermont. I believe in protecting our future for young people. That’s why I’m shaking up Vermont politics.”
His issues? Universal healthcare, education, youth engagement, a worker’s bill of rights, raising the minimum wage, LGBT rights, energy and the environment.
His campaign has already asked another candidate to play fair and stay away from character attacks:
At the Ethan Sonneborn campaign, we were excited to see Vermont Electric CEO Christine Hallquist consider entering the race for governor. While we have huge admiration for Ms. Hallquist and are elated about the historical significance of a transgender United States Governor, we still believe that Ethan will be the Democratic nominee and the next governor. Christine has a long history of business success and we believe that she is our strongest competition in this race. We hope for an issue-oriented campaign and many debates. We ask Christine to make this pledge, “no character attacks on other Democrats.” It appears we have our contenders. Now we’re ready to make Vermont stronger.
Vermont has no minimum age requirement to become Governor.
This should be an interesting campaign.