LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was selected today to serve as Deputy House Democratic Caucus Chairperson under newly-elected Democratic Caucus Chairperson state Rep. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor). Rep. Jones is beginning his first term in the state House of Representatives this month.

“I have been impressed and inspired by Rep. Jones long before he came to serve in the state House, so he seemed like an excellent choice to help me bring our caucus together over these next two years,” said Rep. Zemke. “He will provide a fresh perspective to the caucus, and his passion for progressive issues should inspire the rest of us to keep up the good fight on behalf of Michigan’s working families, seniors and young people.”

Rep. Jones is serving his first term representing Michigan’s 11th House District. Before coming to the state House, Rep. Jones was a member of the Inkster City Council. He was also a member of the Inkster Task Force, the Inkster Chamber of Commerce, the Inkster Youth Coalition and other community organizations. He currently attends the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he is studying political science and finance. There, he is a member of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the Student Veteran Association and the Black Student Union.

“It is such a tremendous honor to be elected to serve my community, and now to be chosen for a leadership role within my caucus,” said Rep. Jones. “I am grateful to Rep. Zemke for his confidence in my leadership ability, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and begin working with him to keep the caucus moving forward these next two years.”