Jewell Jones was first elected to Inkster City Council at the age of 20, and became the youngest representative in Michigan history at the age of 21. He has met Mark Zuckerberg, is an auxiliary police officer, and is currently finishing up his senior year at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as an ROTC cadet. Take a listen as we discuss the past and future of Detroit, how Jewell wants us to stop understanding and start “over-standing” each other, and more.
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2:20 – What happened to Detroit, and are we coming back?
4:15 – Is Detroit on the upswing?
5:50 – Can you talk about your upbringing and how it positioned you to be successful?
7:15 – Did you get any resistance from the Party?
8:35 – Can you talk about how you made the leap from City Council to State Representative?
10:00 – Can you talk about how you were selected?
12:50 – Can you talk about being an auxiliary police officer and how it shows you both sides?
14:45 – What would you do to fix police-community relations?
16:00 – How was meeting Mark Zuckerberg?
17:30 – What would you say to someone worried about their social media past biting them?
19:30 – Take me to a time when you thought you might not win the campaign, and did you face any discrimination?
21:05 – What’s the biggest personal challenge you’ve overcome?
22:00 – What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
22:50 – What steps have Michigan taken to help with the heroin epidemic?
26:00 – How can politicians unify the country?
27:00 – What motivates you?
29:50 – What would your message to the country be?