Steven King and An 18-Year Old Elected to New York Mills Union Free School District [AUDIO INTERVIEW]
There is a historic first for a little New York town that has been around since the early 19th century.
Residents of the New York Mills Union Free School District passed their school board budget by a vote of 425 to 165, with just about 600 people voting in the village of 3,500. In addition Steven King won his bid for election to the school board as did 18-year old high school senior Jonathan Fiore.
Fiore, who called WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning just before he had to leave for school, says he is is going into the position open-minded and without an agenda. Congressman Richard Hanna of New York's 22nd Congressional District, which includes New York Mills, called soon afterward to say he was not certain that Fiore's agenda-free stance would last but confirmed that Jon "is a great kid."
He said he was genuinely surprised by his victory, adding that he first decided to run because he knows that, with college around the corner, he plans to be in the area for at least the next five years and he wants to be able to do something for his community.
He plans to study accounting at Utica College and then he may pursue a graduate degree. He is interested in law and said that he may stay relatively local, but is going to take some time to think about the decision.
On Fiore's agenda today is school and preparing for his very first school board meeting as an elected official.