Hangin' it up at age 28: La Crosse mayor won't run again

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The youngest mayor in the history of La Crosse, Wisconsin, says one term is enough -- at least for now. Matt Harter tells the La Crosse Tribune he needs to experience "a normal job" in the private sector before deciding whether a career in politics is right for him. Most of Harter's 28 vetoes have been overriden by the city council. But after a recent budget compromise he says the council is headed in the right direction.

In his online welcome to La Crosse, Harter touts the city's enlivened stores, restaurants, and galleries.

In the big picture of mayors, Harter is more senior than some. A 22-year-old was elected in Placentia, California, last year.

And in the Middle East an effort to get young people involved in politics included the temporary appointment of a 15-year-old girl as the mayor of a West Bank town.

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