For her, it was sort of like trick-or-treating. I think I'm going to win.
The current law requires local officials be at least But that hasn't stopped her from sharing her platform. I love dinosaurs.
Five years ago, she accepted food donations in lieu of gifts for her birthday, Bill said. She also recently won first-place ribbons for culinary arts and canning at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Bill has researched children running for government positions and believes Leilani is the youngest qualified candidate in United States history.
The selected alderman will be announced Sept. She has a natural curiosity to learn hands-on.
When asked if she wants to run for mayor some day, maybe even president, she said it was a possibility. But alderman would be quite the dream job, she said.
This 9-year-old girl is running for Farragut alderman, wants to bring dinosaurs to parks Ryan Wilusz Knoxville News Sentinel. Nine-year-old Leilani Johns models a dress for a fashion show she will be hosting.
Leilani is running for an alderman position in Farragut. Leilani Johns right poses for a photo while getting her application for alderman in Farragut approved Sept. She is just 9 years old.
Leilani Johns, 9, poses with culinary and canning ribbons she won at the Tennessee Valley Fair. She is running for alderman in Farragut and would like to see gardens in the parks.
Nine-year-old Leilani Johns was approved to run for Farragut's open alderman position after submitting this application. Leilani Johns, 9, poses at a backyard farm in Oak Ridge. She is running for alderman in Farragut.