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Walker welcomes teen alderman

2 years ago December 12, 2012 Dec 12, 2012 Wednesday, December 12 2012 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:48:44 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

WALKER - Next month, Walker will swear-in their youngest alderman, ever. At just 19-years old, Jonathan Davis is no stranger to politics.

He grew up in a Republican household, with two delegates for parents.

During high school, Davis worked for the Republican Party, fronted a grassroots organization for various candidates, worked for Jindal, was elected sophomore class president, and began a teenage republican group. He currently plays bass in a Christian rock band.

His love for politics began four years ago, after attending the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN.

"I figured, what better to do, than to run for office right here where I can help out the most," said Davis.

Earlier this year, Davis began his campaign for alderman. He adorned his town with yard signs, passed out pamphlets, and personally called 2,000 eligible voters. He was elected to a run-off between eight other candidates. He won one of the five spots for Walker alderman.

"I came out on top," said Davis. "I believe most of the city's behind me."

His plans focus on bringing more business to his town of 5,000.

Next year, when Davis takes office, he'll be a full-time student at Southeastern Louisiana University.

He takes his job seriously, and doesn't think age will be a factor.

"I've worked in politics for the past four years, I think I know what's going on."

Davis, who one day dreams of becoming governor, will be sworn in Jan. 1st.

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