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AREDALE, Iowa (AP) -- Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Minnier is in the high school band. He writes for the school newspaper. And he's mayor-elect of his Iowa hometown.

Unofficial results from the Butler County elections office show the senior at Hampton Dumont High School was elected mayor of Aredale on Tuesday with 24 write-in votes. Incumbent Mayor Virgil Homer received eight votes.

Minnier told television station KIMT that he ran his write-in campaign because he thought the opinions of Aredale's 73 residents were going unnoticed.

He says he's planning to attend community college close to home next year so he can continue his mayoral duties throughout his four-year term. Minnier tells KWWL-TV he's thinking about rural water and septic issues, and ways to improve the appearance of the town.

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