If you haven't already heard, Compton Mayor Aja Brown got elected for a second term! Might we add that she was the youngest mayor in the city's history, at age 31, when she was elected in 2013!
This victory is definitely in part to the way she capitalized on her opponent, former Mayor Omar Bradley, and his past of misusing city funds after his time as mayor was over. The case was thrown out on appeal but he will have a retrial.
With this victory, the Los Angeles Times says Brown believes “the city is definitely at a crossroads.”
At her watch party she informed voters the work that she did to improve the city, but pushed the fact that they need even more changes in the future, such as the city's pothole problem.
Via Fast Company:
“Even though I’m the mayor, we all have an equal stake in this, and the team doesn’t work without each person being in place,” she says. “I learned that from my mother: she instilled in my brother and I that we were a team. Even though she was the team captain, she definitely had the authority and she was the team member–she’s going to do her part, I’m going to do my part. That’s how I grew up.”