22-Year-Old Becomes Mississippi’s Youngest Legislator

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Jeramey D. Anderson has yet to graduate from college, but has been elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Anderson, the youngest legislator ever elected in the state of Mississippi, was sworn into his House of Representatives District 110 seat  on Dec. 6–the same day he turned 22. He defeated former Moss Point Mayor Aneice Liddell with 60 percent of the total votes for the seat.

“This is one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had,” Anderson told The Sun Herald.

“Everybody has been very receptive to the idea of having someone so young and another mind in the Legislature,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the experience and as far as all the representatives I’ve spoken to, they’re looking forward to it as well because it’s going to offer a new perspective to a lot of issues that we’re facing here in the state.”

In an interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Anderson said his campaign was based on issues relating to education, flood insurance and youth involvement in community affairs.

The young legislator is currently a senior at Tulane University where he studies homeland security and public relations. He will be balancing college work and public service as he finishes he completes his senior year. His school has been supportive and given him permission to complete classes and assignments online when legislature is in session.

Watch Anderson’s interview below.