Jewell Jones to be Youngest State Rep

By AMBER AINSWORTH, Editor-in-Chief and JACK VANASSCHE, Staff Writer

University of Michigan-Dearborn student Jewell Jones broke history again on Tuesday. Yes, again.

Last year, Jones was sworn in as the youngest member of the Inkster City Council when he was 20.

This year, Councilman Jones was running to fill a State Representative seat, and he got the votes. At 21, he will be the youngest State Representative ever in Michigan.

Councilman Jones will be filling former Rep. Julie Plawecki’s seat after her sudden passing earlier this year.

“You and I made history, yet again,” Jones posted on his Facebook page after his win.

He defeated Robert Pope of Garden City. Jones had 66 percent of the vote; Pope had 33 percent.

Jones is double majoring in political science and finance at UM-Dearborn. He is a member of the Black Student Union and the Student Veterans Association.

Jones also is in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).