19-Year-Old Running for Office in St. Mary Parish—Youngest in History
(St. Mary Parish) 19-year-old Ajani Conner is making political history in St. Mary Parish. Conner is running for Alderman in the town of Baldwin. He is the youngest person to run for office in the parish.
The citizens of St. Mary Parish are watching history in the making in this year's election. Conner told KLFY he, "silences the noise" when people question his age.
I think that if I can bring something meaningful to the table, that I should definitely be in a position like that. -Ajani Conner to KLFY
Ajani Conner's, #82, campaign slogan is "Change Can't Wait". He's a student at Louisiana State University (LSU) and says he can balance school and the election because of his time management skills and determination.
Conner told KLFY that he wants to inspire young people.
It just makes me feel good because I feel like I'm blazing a path for the youth that are coming behind me. Good things do come out of Baldwin-Ajani Conner to KLFY
His grandmother has been an inspiration.
She'd always say no half-stepping. If you're gonna do something, do it all the way and silence the noise. -Ajani Conner to KLFY