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Jaylen Smith, 18, becomes the youngest Black mayor in U.S. history
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Jaylen Smith graduated from high school in May. Now, he’s a mayor.

On Tuesday, the 18-year-old was elected to serve as mayor over Earle, Arkansas, a rural community with a population of 1,831. Smith beat his opponent, Nemi Matthews, the town’s street and and sanitation superintendent by 218 votes to 139, reports The Hill.

The college freshman is among the youngest mayors elected in the U.S. and the youngest Black mayor in U.S. history, according to NBC News.

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