17-Year-Old Boy Running Mayor in Elkhart as Democrat

ELKHART, Ind. (AP): A 17-year-old boy who has entered Elkhart's mayoral race says he may be young but he's a strong leader who wants to “revitalize the fun-loving community.''
 
Caleb Owens formally filed last week to run for mayor as a Democrat in the northern Indiana city. He will face two-term incumbent Dick Moore in the May Democratic primary. Two Republicans also are running for mayor.
 
Owens is an Indiana Army National Guard member and a music minister at an Elkhart church. The Concord High School senior lives with his grandparents. He leaves for basic training as a National Guard member in July.
 
Owens tells The Elkhart Truth that if elected mayor he'd work with city council, community churches, city government and residents.