JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Mayor Mike Yenni announced Wednesday evening that he is running for Jefferson Parish president.
Yenni was just re-elected to his second term last year with 75 percent of the vote, but the parish president position is about to open up because John Young is running for lieutenant governor.
Yenni was joined by his wife, Michele, and their daughter, Reagan, as he announced his candidacy for the fall election.
Right now, his only opponent is Jefferson parish councilman Elton Lagasse.
The election is Oct. 24.