IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Tuesday, Jan. 21 was a big day for a young trailblazer in Iberville Parish. The youngest council member in the history of the parish attended his first meeting.
Raheem Pierce was 18-years-old and a senior at Plaquemine High School when he was elected.
“It feels good you know. The day has finally come and I look forward to working with all my colleagues to help move District 6 forward," Pierce said.
Pierce says he wants to add more transparency to the council.
“I plan on doing quarterly meetings with my constituents, keeping them informed and letting them know what’s going on," he said.
Pierce will have to find time for all his important duties between classes. He’s currently a freshman at Southern University.