JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democrat Jeramey Anderson of Moss Point has been sworn in as the youngest member of the Mississippi Legislature.
Several relatives were at the Capitol Friday to watch Anderson take his oath as a state representative. The ceremony took place on his 22nd birthday.
Anderson won a special election runoff Nov. 26 in District 110 in coastal Jackson County. He succeeds former Rep. Billy Broomfield, who was elected mayor of Moss Point during the summer.
Anderson is a senior at Tulane University's Gulf Coast campus in Biloxi, where he's studying homeland security and public relations.
He is the youngest person to serve in the Mississippi Legislature since Democrat Dirk Dedeaux of Perkinston was sworn into the House in January 1996 at age 23. Dedeaux served until January 2012.