Compton Mayor Aja Brown sworn in for second term
Brown, 35, first made history in 2013 when she became Compton’s youngest elected mayor at the age of 31
Compton Mayor Aja Brown is administered the oath of office by her husband Van Brown (center) on Friday, July 7, 2017. Official photo/video
Brown: ‘It’s time to move forward … it’s time to finish the work’
COMPTON – Mayor Aja Brown was sworn in for a second term at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center, here, on Fri., July 7.
Brown, 35, first made history in 2013 when she became Compton’s youngest elected mayor at the age of 31. In June, she captured 62 percent of the vote securing her re-election.
Accepting the oath of office before 500 well-wishers, Mayor Brown told those gathered that it’s time to move forward.
“It’s time to move forward,” she said. “Onward. It’s time to finish the work. If it isn’t about progress, it’s petty. Put it aside.”
The mayor continued, “I ran for mayor because I believed I was called to affect change. Instead of complaining, I brought solutions. Leadership requires tough choices. Progress comes at a price. You have to be willing to make tough calls and takes the hits,” she expounded.
“For those of you that have followed the last four years, you know that we’ve had our fair share. But I can tell you without a doubt that this journey has been nothing short of amazing and I give God all the glory and thank the residents from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to serve as your mayor,” Brown said.