One Hinds County Administrator has been featured in a new Netflix documentary starring former President Barack Obama.
Kenny Wayne Jones, who served as a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate from 2007 to 2015, was hand-picked by Obama’s production team to speak on healthcare in the state during the third episode.
The series, called Working: What We Do All Day, discusses home care, tech, and hospitality through the stories of 12 individuals located across the country.
I’m excited to share the trailer for Working. In this series, I talk to American workers across various industries – from hospitality and technology to home care – to understand their jobs and hopes for the future. I hope you’ll check it out on @Netflix on May 17. pic.twitter.com/GNQPns6Mzf
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 27, 2023
Jones explained during an interview on The Gallo Show that he and Obama hit it off immediately after meeting for the first time.
“In fact, he said he definitely wanted to meet Jones because Jones is interesting, coming out of state government like he did,” Jones stated. “It was worthwhile conversations. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event to have the president come to Mississippi, Port Gibson, Jackson, and you don’t know. Nobody knew.”
Jones added that although a few portions of their together were not included in the documentary, he will remember each conversation with the former president.
“We had a balcony scene to film, but they scrapped it because we were having too much fun,” Jones said.
To see the full interview, continue watching below.
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