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Meet The Youngest Mayor In U.S. History

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A 21-year-old woman from Georgia has become the youngest mayor in U.S. history.

Brooke Huckaby made U.S. history when she was elected mayor of the small town of Arabi in Georgia.

Huckaby, who is a college student studying agriculture technology, is following in her father Craig Huckaby’s footsteps.

Craig previously served as the mayor of Arabi for 12 years.

As the first move as mayor, Brooke Huckaby is planning to establish a police department in Arabi for the first time in over 100 years.

Per The Hill:

At 21 years old, Brooke Huckaby has made history as the youngest woman mayor in U.S. history, taking office in the small town of Arabi, Georgia.

Huckaby, a college student studying agriculture technology, was elected mayor of the town of about 500 people located 150 miles south of Atlanta. She also works part-time for the state’s Department of Agriculture.

“I figured what a better time than now to kind of put my foot in the door,” Huckaby said Tuesday on “NewsNation Live,” citing a lack of interest in politics among her peers as motivation for running.

The young mayor is juggling her new responsibilities with her studies and part-time job, relying on careful scheduling to balance her commitments.

Huckaby, whose father previously served as mayor, said she initially kept her political aspirations a secret from him.

“Part of the little girl in me just wanted to make my dad proud with it,” she said.

As mayor, Huckaby is prioritizing the establishment of a local police department, which would be the first in Arabi in about 100 years. She also aims to encourage community investment and engagement.

Here’s what Fox 5 Atlanta reported:

Brooke Huckaby is bucking Gen Z’s apparent political apathy trend by stepping up to the plate to become the youngest female mayor ever elected in Georgia history. Now, she’s encouraging other young Americans to take part in the political process.

“It’s just really concerning to me how people my age aren’t involved in our economy or politics or any real thing going on in the world, and I just wanted to be the one to be able to make that change and take that step forward where other people aren’t,” she told guest host Lisa Boothe during Sunday’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” broadcast.

The 21-year-old mayor of a small town named Arabi, located approximately 150 miles south of Atlanta, followed in her father, Craig Huckaby’s, footsteps by taking on the role.

Craig served as mayor of Arabi for 12 years before deciding not to run for reelection. His daughter subsequently decided to take the reins, but said she was reluctant at first to let her father know of her decision because she feared he might try to talk her out of it.

“On a Tuesday, I think she signed up, and it was Thursday before I found out from my secretary at City Hall,” he told Boothe.


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