Lakeville's youngest mayor running for Minnesota Senate

- Lakeville’s 30-year-old mayor has elected to forgo running for a third term. Instead, he’s running for the Minnesota Senate.

Little spent two years on the Lakeville City Council before becoming mayor in 2012 as a second-year law student at the University of Minnesota. Little won 12,175 votes, 44 percent of the 27,700 ballots cast. At 27, he became the youngest of the nine mayors Lakeville has had since it was formed in 1967.

Now, he’s looking to share his success with more people, per a tweet sent early Thursday morning. In a YouTube video called “A Little Documentary,” Little introduces his humble hometown of Rosemount, Minn. where he graduated high school before heading to the University of Minnesota-Morris for undergrad, working two years in Washington, D.C., then teaching English in Chile for a year.

“A third term as mayor would be fun, but I want to share Lakeville’s success with more people, so I won’t be running for mayor again. I’m Matt Little, and I’m running for state Senate,” he concludes in the video.


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