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Inkster man to be Michigan’s youngest-ever state Rep

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State Rep.-Elect Jewell Jones (D-Inkster)

Meet Michigan’s youngest incoming state Representative. Jewell Jones of Inkster won election on November 8th in Michigan’s 11th House district. At 21, he’s thought to be the youngest ever elected to the state House.

In 2015, the people of Inkster voted then-20 year old Jewell Jones to the city council. He became that city’s youngest councilmember ever.

On January 1st, he’ll become state Representative Jewell Jones. Now 21, it’s thought that he is the youngest person ever elected to the state House.

The Democrat is a senior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, studying political science and business.

Current State talks with Jewell Jones about his rapid rise in politics and his plans for the future.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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