. In Case You’ve Missed It Meet the 18-year-old who just became the youngest Black mayor in the country « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC NEWS = Jaylen Smith, a recent graduate of Earle High School, said although he was “confident” he’d win the runoff election Tuesday, he was still shocked when he received news of the victory. He will be the mayor of Earle, a town of just under 2,000 people, according to 2020 census data, near Memphis, Tennessee. “I felt so grateful! I had the craziest facial reaction when I won! It was such a blessing,” Smith told NBC News, adding that his parents are proud of him and have supported his campaign “every step of the way.” Smith received 218 votes while his opponent, Nemi Matthews Sr., won 139, according to The Hill.

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