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Meet Compton's Mayor Aja Brown

Thirty-one-Year-Old Mayor wants to rebrand Compton, Cali.

Compton is known worldwide for gangsta rap and its reputation for violence, but the town’s new mayor is on a mission to rebrand the city. Thirty-one-year-old Aja Brown was elected last summer in a landslide, bringing a fresh face and new ideas to City Hall.

She’s a former city planner who thinks Compton can be a home for businesses and a great place to live. But she also knows how the city’s violence can tear families apart. She never met her maternal grandmother, who was murdered in Compton in the 1970s.

Mayor Brown told the Morning Show about her journey to City Hall and her vision for Compton.

Meet Compton's Mayor Aja Brown

Thirty-one-Year-Old Mayor wants to rebrand Compton, Cali.

Compton is known worldwide for gangsta rap and its reputation for violence, but the town’s new mayor is on a mission to rebrand the city. Thirty-one-year-old Aja Brown was elected last summer in a landslide, bringing a fresh face and new ideas to City Hall.

She’s a former city planner who thinks Compton can be a home for businesses and a great place to live. But she also knows how the city’s violence can tear families apart. She never met her maternal grandmother, who was murdered in Compton in the 1970s.

Mayor Brown told the Morning Show about her journey to City Hall and her vision for Compton.

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