Aja Brown, the incumbent mayor of Compton, California, has been re-elected for a second term. Brown reclaimed her seat as mayor of Compton defeating former Mayor Omar Bradley Tuesday, winning by 60 percent of the vote.
Brown, 35, became the youngest mayor in the city’s history when she was elected in 2013.
Early results showed Brown with 60% of the vote, according to Compton Clerk Alita Godwin. While campaigning, Brown repeatedly pointed to her efforts to fix the city’s pothole problem. “I think the city is definitely at a crossroads,” Brown said from her watch party at a TGI Friday’s.
Brown made sure to remind voters how hard she has worked to improve Compton, and said the city had a lot more to improve on going forward. “I’m excited to get the next phase of our work done,” she said.
In a post-victory statement, Brown promised to “build a better Compton:”
“Progress is a process and I’m humbled and honored that Compton voters chose to keep up the momentum and finish the work that we’ve started together!” “I’m excited to get the next phase of our work done,” said Brown.