Have you heard of Jewell Jones? You may not know his name know, but you’ll probably be hearing it much more over the next few years. For those who don’t know, this 21-year-old young man just made history in Michigan.
The Historic Election:
According to the Huffington Post, the University of Michigan-Dearborn student was elected as a Michigan State Representative. He is considered the youngest person to ever be elected to that position in the state of Michigan. After the polls closed on November 8, the full count determined Jones defeated his opponent, Robert Pope of Garden City, by receiving 66% of the vote, reports the Michigan Journal.
Following the election, Jewell Jones took to Instagram with a post of gratitude thanking everyone who voted for him and worked to make his campaign a success. The post also included a snapshot of the final vote.“You and I made history, once again,” Jones wrote to his supporters on Nov. 9. “I’m looking forward to serving you all in a greater capacity.”
Jewell Jones is making national headlines for his budding political career, which looks quite promising right now. However, this isn’t the first time Jones made history.
Second Time Around:
The historic Michigan election actually marks the second time Jones has made history in his career. According to The Grio, Jones was sworn in as a member of the Inkster City Council last year. At the age of 20, he was declared the youngest member to ever sit on the city’s metro council.