Bill Passes Committee For 18 Year Old Lawmakers

A House Committee passes a bill that would allow someone as young as 18 to run for the Legislature or Governor's office.  

Currently the minimum age is 25.  The proposal would ask voters to repeal that current constitutional provision.  The measure squeaked through, however.  Multiple lawmakers say they would only support the bill in the full House if it's amended to a minimum age of 21.  

Glendale Republican Anthony Kern, who penned the measure, told the Arizona Capitol Times that if we can "give them a gun to go fight overseas, they should be eligible to run for office".


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