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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Milton City Council gets earful from Mayor for a Day.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nick Tucker doesn't have a lot of political experience, but he was ready Monday night. The 11-year-old left his post beside Mayor Joe Lockwood to address the City Council about road repairs in his neighborhood. Then, the youth "Mayor for a Day" returned to his seat beside Lockwood on the dais.

Tucker was selected for the honor in February by winning an essay contest the city sponsors each year. The Birmingham Falls Middle School student spent a day last month touring city facilities with the mayor. This week, he got to help preside over the City Council meeting.

Hoping to pursue a career in politics, Tucker said he's been interested in the subject "since I could talk."

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