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18 Nov 2016

Meet 21-year-old Jewell Jones, the youngest person ever elected as state representative in Inkster, Michigan

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November 18, 2016 Category: Diaspora Posted by:

At 20, Jewell Jones, a  young African-American councilman, who is the first politician in his family, became the youngest person to ever sit on Inkster’s six-member City Council, after he was sworn into office in last year.

Now, at 21, he has been elected as the youngest state representative ever in Michigan’s history.

According to the Michigan Journal, Jones defeated his opponent Robert Pope with 66 percent of the vote.

Inkster is a majority African American suburb in Detroit with a population of more than 25,000.

Jones, who represents the city’s 11th District, is also a full-time student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Huffington Post contributed to this article

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