December 7, 2022

18-yr-old Jaylen Smith becomes youngest Black Mayor in US

By Efosa Taiwo

Jaylen Smith has become the youngest Black mayor in the United States after being elected in a runoff election.

Smith, 18, defeated Nemi Matthews Sr. in a runoff election to emerge the mayor of Earle, Arkansas.

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Smith had 218 votes, compared to Matthews’ 139, according to election results.

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.”