- A 21-year-old is Michigan’s youngest EVER person to be on the state’s House of Representatives
- He was also the youngest City Councilman of his hometown
- This rising political star just graduated from college!
Jewell Jones is the youngest person ever to get elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, in the U.S.
He is so young, that he only graduated from college on Tuesday! Jones received his title from the University of Michigan at Dearborn, with a double major in political science and finance.
It is interesting knowing there are smart youths who are interested in politics and do well in their academics. The future is indeed bright for the likes of Jones.
21-year-old Jones took the oath of office in January, after beating his Republican opponent at the November 2016 elections. Before that, he was part of the Inskter city council at the age of 20.
“WE WON THE ELECTION - YOU AND I MADE HISTORY, YET AGAIN. I'm looking forward to serving you all in a greater capacity. Please continue to pray for me, the team, and my colleagues as we move forward, together. Keep the faith my brothers and sisters,” he wrote on his Instagram account the day he won the election, with 66 per cent of the votes.
Jones presents himself as “Former Inkster City Councilman, Army ROTC Cadet, Senior Deacon at the Spiritual Israel Church & Its Army, Team Player, Situation Shaker, and Move Maker.”
In a state with many racial problems, the words on his Twitter account are specially meaningful and uplifting: “State Representative - 11th District, MI | Neighborhood Hope Dealer,” referring to the drug-dealing circumstance many African-Americans from the region inevitably get into.
Kudos for this young college graduate, and political rising star!
Check out this video from the day Jones first went to his State office:
Back home in Nigeria, youths are not so happy as they are not given the chance to contribute their own quota to the development of the country. Watch what this young man has to say about Nigerian political leaders in the NAIJ.com video below: