18-Year-Old Jaylen Smith Becomes America’s Youngest Black Mayor

In what could be described as a big achievement is an 18-year-old man who has become the youngest Black Mayor in the United States after winning election.

Jaylen Smith was elected the mayor of Earle, Arkansas, on Tuesday night, Dec. 6, becoming the youngest Black mayor in the United States.

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

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As reported by Vanguard newspaper, Smith, 18, defeated Nemi Matthews Sr. in a runoff election to emerge the mayor of Earle, Arkansas.

How Smith emerged as the youngest Mayor

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.”