An 18-year-old northeast Kansas high school student is hoping to be elected as a member of the school board in April after his history teacher told him he would be a good politician.
KSNT reports Chance Lammer is currently the only candidate running for a seat on the USD 450 school board. The Shawnee Heights High School junior says he would like to learn more about the political aspects of the position and will use a word-of-mouth campaign to get votes.
Lammer says the April election could be a foot-in-the-door opportunity that could lead to future political endeavors. He also believes he has an advantage over other candidates because of his status as a student who experiences first-hand the issues he would have to tackle as a board member.
The deadline for candidates to file to be on the ballot is Jan. 22.