Wednesday, June 14, 2017

By Cat Keniston

Mayor Aja Brown has been re-elected to another four years as mayor of Compton.

Tuesday’s election followed a bitter contested runoff between Brown and former mayor Omar Bradley.

In unofficial results, the Compton city clerk’s office said Brown grabbed 60 percent of the vote; she was named on 3,339 ballots while Bradley received 2,209 votes.

Brown, became the youngest mayor in city history four years ago after campaigning on a platform of economic growth for the city.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve my community as mayor,” she said.

Brown says she plans to continue to repair Compton’s infrastructure and bring new business into the city.

Bradley served as mayor from 1993 to 2001. In 2004, he was convicted of misusing public funds. The Court of Appeal later overturned the conviction after finding that the District Attorney’s office failed to prove that Bradley had the requisite intent.

Incumbents District 3 Councilwoman Tana L. McCoy and Treasurer Douglas Sanders were also re-elected.