While most college seniors are trying to pass their courses and secure a job, Jeramey Anderson, a 22-year-old senior enrolled at Tulane University, has bigger plans in mind. Anderson recently became the youngest person elected to Mississippi’s House of Representatives.
A Democrat concerned about funding in his community, Jeramey Anderson was sworn in on his 22nd birthday. Representing district 110 in Mississippi, Anderson is planning to focus on increased funding for education.
Anderson’s interest in politics was sparked when he was in high school, but according to his family, he was always concerned with helping others. In an interview with USA Today, his grandmother, Fannie Joseph, said, “When he was young in elementary school, I felt he was going to do something to help people.”
When USA Today inquired about Anderson’s decision to run for office he said, “the opportunity was there and my mindset was: go big or go home.” It’s clear that Anderson and his campaign team went big, indeed. And when asked about being a Democrat in a majority Republican legislature, he told the Washington Post, “I don’t see party lines. I do what’s best for my district, and do what’s best for this state before I see an R or D behind somebody’s name.”
With graduation just five months away, it looks like Jeramey Anderson has a very busy year ahead. Something tells us that he’ll be just fine. We wonder what he has in store for his 23rd birthday.