Mayors & Young Elected Leaders 2017

Mayors Who Are Elected Young Leaders

In 2017, there were 12 sitting mayors who are Young Elected Leaders (YELs), ranging from age 27 to 35. The populations of the cities these mayors serve range from 307,072 to 103. Additionally, 6 of the mayors were elected to the office as their first elected position and only 3 out of the 12 are women.

Mayors of the Most Populous Cities

Though none of the mayors of the 10 most populous cities in America in 2017 were YELs, nearly half of them started their careers as YELs and nearly all of them started their careers as members of the city council. Additionally, all 10 mayors were men.

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