Aja Brown, Compton’s youngest mayor, took her oath to serve another four years.
Her campaign slogan is “Let’s Finish The Work.” In 2013, being only 31, she became the mayor of Compton… the youngest mayor. And in June Aja Brown was reelected. “Throughout this campaign, we witnessed the love that Compton residents have for their city and the interest they have in our shared vision for Compton’s future,” Brown said then.
She managed to overcome the “decades of corruption” (the former mayor was convicted of the misuse of the city funds) and decrease the unemployment. “Progress is a process,” she said in the statement, “and I’m humbled and honored that Compton voters chose to keep up the momentum and finish the work that we’ve started together!”
“Progress comes at a price,” Aja Brown says now. “You have to be willing to make tough calls and takes the hits. For those of you that have followed the last four years, you know that we’ve had our fair share. But I can tell you without a doubt that this journey has been nothing short of amazing and I give God all the glory and thank the residents from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to serve as your mayor.”
We once again congratulate the wonderful woman who was strong, brave and persistent enough to prove her electorate that she was worth their votes and their trust.