Mayor Aja Brown wins second term in decisive victory
“I think the city is definitely at a crossroads. I’m excited to get the next phase of our work done”
Mayor Aja Brown. Photo: ABC 7
Sanders retains post as city treasurer, McCoy wins council district 3 seat
COMPTON — Mayor Aja Brown has secured a second term with 60.1 percent of the vote, a likely insurmountable lead over rival, former top city official Omar Bradley.
As of this writing, Brown garnered 3,339 votes to 2,209 for Bradley or 39.8 percent.
Voter turnout was just 12.4 percent, less than the 15 percent showing in the primary election in April, where Brown was forced into a runoff with Bradley, 3 percentage points shy of outright victory.
On Tuesday, Brown, 35, flexed her political muscle, convincing the electorate that she is the best choice to complete the job for which she was first elected in 2013.
“I think the city is definitely at a crossroads. I’m excited to get the next phase of our work done,” Brown was quoted by a local newspaper from her watch party at a TGI Friday’s in the city.
In two other runoffs for city treasurer and council District 3, incumbents Douglas Sanders and Tana McCoy, respectively, triumphed in their races.
Sanders held off challenger Jasper Jackson with 2,842 votes and 53.9 percent to 2,422, and 46.0 percent.
In the third council district, McCoy garnered 1,178 votes for 69.0 percent of the ballots cast to 505 votes or 30.0 percent for Tomas Carlos.