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Jefferson Parish President announces campaign for lieutenant governor

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Jefferson Parish President John Young has announced his campaign for lieutenant governor.

Young was elected Jefferson Parish President in 2010 after serving on council. He announced his campaign on Tuesday in an email statement.

"I have a proud record of standing up for Louisiana and I am running for Lieutenant Governor to be a strong voice on economic development, tourism and to preserve our unique Louisiana way of life," Young said.

Young also serves as President of PACE, Parishes Against Coastal Erosion, where he is leading a group of 20 coastal parishes to coordinate important efforts to fight for coastal protection and restoration.

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