The folks of Earle, Arkansas, have elected the youngest black mayor in America. The 18-year-old Jaylen Smith beat Nemi Matthews in a runoff election on December sixth when folks visited the polls.
Roughly 1,800 folks stay in Earle, in accordance with 2020 census knowledge. It seems solely 357 folks voted for Mayor. Smith had a complete of 218 votes, and Matthews had 139 votes, in accordance with Fox 13 Memphis.
Matthews, who served as a superintendent and labored over 40 years within the small city, congratulated Smith and wished him nicely.
Smith took to Facebook to thank his supporters and to say, “it’s time to construct a greater chapter of Earle, Arkansas.” Some issues on his agenda will enhance public security within the small city. Additionally, he desires to tear down deserted homes and open extra grocery shops.
Jaylen Smith graduated from highschool in Could 2022.