An Irving fifth-grader serving as mayor for a day says meeting the governor was the highlight of the day. Madeline Ojeda celebrated her 11th birthday on Wednesday by spending the day with Mayor Beth Van Duyne. They spent the morning meeting with hotel associations at the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce before heading over to a governor’s luncheon benefiting the United Negro College Fund. “He told me to tweet that I was with the governor and he’d tweet me back,” Madeline said. “And he said I should study a lot and that it’s great that I want to be the governor.” She got the opportunity to become mayor for a day by winning an election last semester at Hanes Elementary School. The aspiring politician said she wanted to become a lawyer and a governor.

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