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Maryland’s Youngest Mayor Reflects on His First Year in Office

Mayor Brandon Paulin of Indian Head, Maryland, goes into a shop to get his favorite smoothie. As he walks in, an 18-year-old who just graduated from high school reaches out his hand, pleased to meet the youngest mayor in the state's history. Last year, Paulin, who looks like he could be the student's classmate, was elected mayor of this tiny town when he was just 19. Four thousand residents live in Indian Head, a 2.5-kilometer-long strip of land along the Potomac River. The...

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