John Young Unveils Candidacy for Lt. Gov.

John Young Unveils Candidacy for Lt. Gov.

Jefferson Parish President John Young brought his campaign for Lt. Governor to Baton Rouge with a speech to Republican leaders attending a special meeting of the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon.

Young touted his conservative credentials, including being 100 percent pro-life and discussed his plans to promote economic development in the state.  Young is one of four announced candidates for the job, including Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, Sen. Elbert Guillory, and East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden.

Young has an early lead in fundraising for the job with more than $1.5 million in the bank.

A graduate of DeLaSalle High School, Young earned his bachelor of public administration and law degrees from Loyola University.

He was prosecutor and served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1997 to 2004.  He was elected to the Jefferson Parish Council in 2003.

He was first elected Parish President in 2010 when Aaron Broussard resigned amid a corruption scandal.  He was elected without opposition to a full term in 2011.

Young said that as a parish councilman and parish president he has consistently balanced budgets, fought to keep taxes low, and increased transparency in local government.  He said he has attracted thousands of the jobs to his parish.

Young said as Lt. Governor, he will work to improve crime prevention and promote job creation.

He serves as president of PACE, Parishes Against Coastal Erosion, a group of 20 parishes fighting for coastal protection and restoration.


Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!