Miller testified on age requirement resolution

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week told a House committee that the age requirements to run for state office should be lowered so people already considered legal adults can become involved in state government.
Miller testified before the House Committee on Elections regarding a resolution he introduced last fall. The resolution proposes an amendment to the Michigan Constitution, changing the minimum age for seeking a House or Senate seat from 21 to 18, and amending the minimum age to run for governor or lieutenant governor from 30 to 21.
Miller said anyone who is a registered voter, meets the residency requirements and has the incentive to seek a statewide office should be encouraged to take part in the political arena.
The resolution also calls for the residency requirement to run for governor or lieutenant governor be reduced from four years to three years.
The committee has taken the resolution under consideration.

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