Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meet the Mayor

John Tyler Hammons
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Mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma
Assumed office
May 19, 2008
Born 4 September 1988 (1988-09-04) (age 19)

Mayor John Tyler Hammons (born September 4, 1988) is the mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was elected on May 13, 2008, as a 19-year old freshman at the University of Oklahoma. Mayor Hammons trounced 70-year-old, three-time former Muskogee Mayor Hershel McBride 70% to 30% in a runoff election. Hammons replaced former Mayor Wren Stratton, who decided to not seek re-election after only one term.

At the age of 19, Hammons is among the youngest mayors in United States history. Mayor Hammons is also Oklahoma's youngest at-large delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Mayor Hammons is a fourth generation Oklahoman and a member of the Cherokee Nation. Born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, he attended public schools and graduated from Muskogee High School in the Class of 2007. During his senior year, Hammons was MHS student body president and was president of both MHS Young Republicans and MHS Young Democrats.

After graduating, Mayor Hammons attended the University of Oklahoma for his freshman year of college. While there, he selected to major in political science and public administration. The Mayor plans on transfering to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in the fall of 2008.


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