20-Year-Old Jewell Jones Wins City Council Seat in Michigan

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20-yer-old Jewell Jones made political history in the City of Inkster, Michigan last week by becoming the youngest elected city councilman in the city’s history.

The University of Michigan junior is a political science and finance dual major, and will be finishing up his degrees as he takes office to make a difference in his city.

Though he is young, Jones already has an extensive resume in politics. In the past two years, he has been a staff member on campaigns for Sen. David Knezek and Inkster Mayor Hilliard Hampton.

After working on the two local campaigns, Jones said he was inspired to run himself.

“I was at different political conventions, including a conference in Washington D.C., and they were discussing being more active in your community,” Jones told The Michigan Journal. “So when the election rolled around and the seat was open, I figured this is the right thing to do.”

The new councilman, who plans to graduate in 2017, has a busy road ahead of, but he is up for the challenge.

“Sometimes it’s a little difficult to balance school and the campaign,” Jones said, “but I just take it each day at a time and figure out how to get the most out of my time.”

On campus, Jones is also affiliated with the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the Black Student Union (BSU), and the Student Veteran Association (SVA).

Learn more about the young achiever by visiting his Facebook page.

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