Full-time political science and finance student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn student Jewell Jones might be giving President Obama a run for his money when it comes to breaking political history. Jones was not only the youngest member of the Inkster City Council, but he is now the youngest state representative ever in Michigan. Jones is a lifelong resident of Inkster and has been involved in local politics since he was 8 years old.
“Serving the people in this capacity has always been pretty natural for me.” – Jewell Jones
Jones plans on improving the city’s parks and recreational services, increasing public safety and fostering economic opportunities. He wants to change the demographics and culture of the city’s police department by vetting police recruits more rigorously and making police officers more visible in the community by having them be seen at events and things of that nature instead of just enforcing the law. Jones looks forward to being a part of and pushing the next generation of change the most.
“I want to make sure that we get young people involved, not just in the political arena, but in all aspects of the community, to make sure that we are sustainable. I’m going to be focused on the youth primarily, but also economic development as well as public safety. People inspire me, we’re laying the foundation right now. Great things are ahead.” – Jewell Jones
“People inspire me,” he added. “We’re laying the foundation right now. Great things are ahead.”
Jewell Jones in the definition of #blackboymagic, on top of being a state representative and full-time student, Jones is also involved with several on-campus organizations such as the Army ROTC, Black Student Union, and Student Veterans Association.