Jeff Parish President Young enters lt. governor’s race _lowres

John Young

Jefferson Parish President John Young announced on Tuesday his campaign for lieutenant governor in a new ad titled, “A Stronger Louisiana.”

“John Young has the experience, drive and the values to ensure that tomorrow’s Louisiana is even better than today,” a voiceover says in the ad. “As Jefferson Parish President, he brought hope, reform, new jobs and an economic resurgence to his community,” the ad continues.

Young was elected parish president in 2010 after serving on the Jefferson Parish Council.

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