On Tuesday evening, December 6, Earle, Arkansas, elected Jaylen Smith, the nation’s youngest Black mayor.
Smith, 18, defeated Nemi Matthews Sr. in a runoff election. According to the results, Smith garnered 218 votes while Matthews only received 139.
In a Facebook post, Smith declared his victory, writing:-
“Earle, Arkansas, residents, it’s official! I’ve recently been elected as the mayor of Earle, Arkansas. It’s time to transform Earle, Arkansas into a better chapter. I want to express my gratitude to all of my supporters for helping to increase voter turnout. I sincerely appreciate all of you.
Congratulations are already flooding in, and many people wish him luck in his new position.