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Valdosta teen announces city council candidacy

February 26, 2003

Valdosta - He's a normal 18-year-old high school school senior who likes baseball and hanging out with friends. But John Eunice's plans for the future are anything but average.

"I have a genuine concern for the people of Valdosta's well-being, and I'm excited about helping with growing into a metropolitan city," said Eunice.

Eunice will be the youngest person ever to run for a Valdosta City Council seat. But don't let the age fool you. This mature young man considers his youth a plus in the political race. "I can bring an energy and youthful ideas to the council, which I believe is just what this town needs," said Eunice.

Eunice credits working with then-Congressman Saxby Chambliss in Washington last year as the motivation for his political career. "I saw Senator Chambliss's genuine concern for the people of this state and wanted to also make a difference and help the people and our economy," said Eunice.

His parents stress that he's just a normal teenager, but knew when he was just a baby their son would make it big. "He was the most level headed child and is so driven that he can do whatever he sets his mind to," said John L. Eunice. "We are so proud of him."

Receiving a unanimous endorsement from his classmates today, Eunice says this is just the first step in a long and successful political future.

posted at 2:10 by ashley.harper@walb.com