20-Year-Old Decides to Run for Mayor of LI Village

Young candidate says the biggest problem facing the village is parking.

Monday, Apr 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:14 AM EDT
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Mike Leboff wants to be mayor of his Long Island village.

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Twenty-year-old Michael Leboff is a junior in college but he's decided to run for mayor of his Long Island village.

Leboff told Newsday that he's collected most of the 100 signatures needed to get on the June 21 ballot in Rockville Centre.

His opponents include one-term incumbent Mayor Mary Bossart and business owner Francis X. Murray. Murray's father was the village mayor from 1987 to 2007.

The mayor told the newspaper she's never met Leboff and declined to comment on his candidacy. Murray said "It's America. It's a wonderful thing."

Leboff says he has experience working at his church, writing entertainment news for a Connecticut website and being a stand-up comedian. He attends Sacred Heart University.

He says the biggest problem facing the village is parking.

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