Detroit Native Announces Plans to Run for Detroit City Mayor

DETROIT - Detroit native, Myya D. Jones, has announced that she will be running for mayor of the city of Detroit in 2017. She wants to be a voice for women of color and millennials in the U.S. government sector at the age of 22.

"I believe it's time for Millennials to have a seat at the table when it comes to our political system," said Jones. "It's our constitutional right and its time for us to start exercising it."

Myya has been working with members of her community for the Grassroots campaign. She provided opportunities in her campaign as a starting point for anyone that wishes to be politically active but does not know where or how to get started.

Jones is excited to get her campaign moving. In the up and coming months, she is looking forward to meeting with the public and her supporters, as well as discussing her platforms, such as rebuilding neighborhoods and creating more opportunities for other Detroit natives.

"There's more to Detroit than downtown and Midtown. As we continue to develop our downtown area, we need to also rebuild our neighborhoods and create more opportunities for the Detroit natives. Millennials have begun to start businesses and nonprofits to progress our city -- now it's time for us to step up for public offices.

The primary election is Aug. 8; the general election, Nov. 7.

For more information about Jones' campaign, please visit or contact Myya Jones For Detroit via email at

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