18-yr-old Jaylen Smith Becomes Youngest Black Mayor in US

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After winning a runoff election, Jaylen Smith was elected as the nation’s youngest Black mayor.

Smith, 18, won the runoff election against Nemi Matthews Sr. to become the mayor of Earle, Arkansas.

According to the election results, Smith got 218 votes compared to Matthews’ 139.

Smith announced his win in a Facebook post, saying: “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.”

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