Ethan Sonneborn is an eighth grader who loves basketball, fishing and writing.

He also wants to be governor of Vermont. Not when he grows up, but now.

And thanks to the fact that there are no state laws that require gubernatorial candidates to be a certain age, Ethan is officially the youngest candidate to run for that office in Vermont history.

Ethan, who lives in Bristol, is campaigning ahead of the state’s Democratic primary in August, where he’ll face two challengers.