23-year-old defeats 2-term mayor in small Louisiana city
November 11, 2022
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A 23-year-old has defeated a two-term incumbent to become a small Louisiana city's next mayor.
Tyrin Truong, a Democrat, bested independent Mayor Wendy O'Quin Perrette, 47, in Bogalusa, a city of about 11,000 in southeastern Louisiana, WWL-TV reported Wednesday.
"I'm honestly at a loss for words," Truong said. "This campaign was never about me; it was about building a better Bogalusa and a better city, and I'm glad everybody got out to vote, because it was a team effort, truly a team effort,"
Perrette, who was first elected in 2014, conceded.
"I wish the mayor-elect wel...