7 Out Millennial Politicians Shaking Up the System


Jeremy Moss was just 28 years old when he stepped onto the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives in January 2015 as the only out member of that chamber. He’d won the seat representing Michigan’s 35th State House District with a whopping 83 percent of the vote, compared to his Republican challenger’s 17 percent. A lifelong resident of the district he represents (which includes Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin), Moss caught the political bug early. Before reporting for duty at the state house, Moss made history as the youngest member of the Southfield City Council (he was just 25 when elected), which allowed him to work in public policy at state and local levels. Less than six months after settling into capitol digs in Lansing, the 29-year-old was named the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Local Government Committee and assistant floor leader for the Democratic Caucus. He is also a member of the House committees on Commerce, Trade, and Regulatory Reform. Moss is currently seeking his second term, and recently earned the endorsements of every single one of the elected officials in his hometown.