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Inkster councilman poised to be youngest-ever state lawmaker

Courtesy of Jewell Jones

The sudden death this summer of State Representative Julie Plawecki forced Democrats to take quick action.

She had been running unopposed for the State House seat in the 11th District, which covers Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Garden City, Livonia and Westland.

21-year-old Inkster City Councilman Jewell Jones is the party’s choice to run in Plawecki’s place.

If he wins in November, he’ll become the youngest person ever elected as a state lawmaker.

“Being young – that’s the time to get involved, because that’s when you’re able to mold and to actually grow, and get out there, and do more work than the next person,” Jones said.

Hear the full conversation above.

GUEST Jewell Jones is Inkster City Councilman and a full-time student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, majoring in political science and finance. He’s also in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps.

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