Jaylen Smith becomes Youngest Black Mayor in the U.S

Jaylen Smith has officially become the youngest black Mayor in the United States as he was elected the mayor of Earle, Arkansas, on Tuesday night, Dec. 6


Jaylen who is 18, defeated Nemi Matthews Sr. in a runoff election with 218 votes, compared to Matthews’ 139, according to election results.

Smith announced his win in a Facebook post;

“Citizens of Earle, Arkansas, it’s official!! I am your newly elected Mayor of Earle, Arkansas…  ‘It’s Time to Build a Better Chapter of Earle, Arkansas.’ I would like to thank all my supporters for stepping up getting people to the polls. I am truly grateful for you all.”

Jaylen Smith

Congratulatory messages are already pouring in, as seen above, with many wishing him a successful tenure.

Congratulations Jaylen.

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