In an unexpected turn of events, the campaign for Rashid Young has announced he is the Representative-Elect for Louisiana House of Representatives District 11, following the disqualification of two other candidates Tuesday.
In a press release Thursday, Young expressed his gratitude to the supporters and residents who have been with him during the campaign.
“I am extremely grateful and honored to have the opportunity to take on this responsibility,” Young said. “I want to express my gratitude to all those who believed in and supported our vision for a better future for District 11, particularly the children who are at the center of our mission.”
District 11 includes portions of Lincoln, Claiborne, and Bienville Parishes. Young will replace State Representative Patrick Jefferson.
A number of candidate disqualifications in various races have occurred in north Louisiana as the fall election nears.
Young also emphasized the importance of still participating in the upcoming election season for other elected positions.
“While this development marks a significant milestone for our campaign, it’s important to remember that there are other positions on the ballot that play a vital role in our community’s future,” Young said. “I encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections. Your voice matters, and your vote counts.”
He also thanked the other candidates for their participation in the democratic process.
“I also want to extend my appreciation to the other candidates who stepped into this race. Public service is demanding, and I respect their willingness to work for the communities of District 11.”
The campaign said it will continue “to engage with the community and focus on the issues that matter most to the constituents of District 11. As the Representative-Elect, Young is committed to addressing these issues, promoting inclusivity, and advocating for positive change.”