This 21-Year-Old Is Now The Youngest Lawmaker In The Land

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OK America, this is the kind of news you cling to for hope.

It hasn't been the best of weeks. America elected its next president, hate crimes surged throughout the country and the world lost the likes of Leonard Cohen.

But all wasn't bad; some good also happened and among the positive things to derive hope from is Jewell Jones.

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn student made history yet again. Last year, Jones became the youngest person to be sworn in as a member of the Inkster City Council at age 20.

And this year, the 21-year-old politician was elected for a Michigan Senate representative seat. He garnered 66% of the votes, beating out his opponent Robert Pope. The seat had been vacated following the sudden death of former Representative Julie Plewacki earlier this year.

"You and I made history, yet again,” Jones congratulated his followers on his Facebook page following Tuesday's win.

Currently, Jones is pursuing a political science and finance double-major at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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