Armed with a $42 Facebook ad, Dartmouth junior Vanessa Sievers unseated a three-term incumbent for the Grafton County treasurer seat. Meanwhile, Republican Carol Elliott, 66, was, of course, unhappy to say the least. "It was the brainwashed college kids that made the difference," Elliott said. "You've got a teeny-bopper for a treasurer. ...I'm concerned for the citizens of Grafton County."
Sievers—who won by nearly 600 votes out of 42,000 cast—rejects Elliott's doom-and-gloom predictions and points to her relatively long history of political involvement (for a 20-year-old)—working on a local mayoral campaign and Bill Richardson's presidential run.
The part-time job pays $6,408 and involves keeping tabs on all county money, making investments, and making payments ordered by county commissioners.