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Frances Villar, 26, Mayoral Candidate
Sure, anyone can run for mayor as long as they get enough signatures. We often sit at the bar and dream of our future political career and all the great speeches on race we'll deliver in Philadelphia. But it takes some enviable chutzpah to follow through in the sober light of day and actually do it. Villar, the youngest mayoral candidate on this year's ballot, emigrated from the Dominican Republic and, while attending college and raising a child, has worked as a student- and community-organizer. And she campaigned for mayor. We're lucky we show up for work three days a week.