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Gavin Rollins is the Youngest Person Ever Elected in Clay County

6:08 AM, May 17, 2010   |    comments
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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. -- He's still in college, but serves on the Keystone Heights city council.

Gavin Rollins was elected last year at just 22 years old. His previous elected experience: his classmates voted him homecoming king at Keystone Heights High in 2003.

"Some people would ask if I was old enough to vote," Rollins said of his time on the campaign trail. "I was at a meet-and-greet the other day and someone asked me, 'Do you recommend stuff for the council to vote on?' I said, 'I think you might be a little confused. I'm actually on the council.'"

It all started with a church leadership conference in Washington D.C., encouraging young people to sign up for government. Getting involved for Rollins meant running for City Council and becoming the youngest elected official in Clay County history.

"The first time I ran I won by three votes. So let no one say that every vote doesn't count," Rollins said.

Rollins is still in college at the University of Florida, working on a degree in Agriculture Education and Communication.









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