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24-Year-Old Man “Humbled” To Be Elected Mayor Of West Kentucky Town

Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes.
Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes.
Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes.
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Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes.

Atwenty-four-year-oldman recently elected mayor of his west Kentucky hometown says public service has always been in his blood.

Dakota Young was elected mayor of Princeton on Tuesday, unseating incumbent Danny Beavers by more than 400 votes. Young said he wants to tackle specific policy areas including economic development, infrastructureandrecreation.

“I really think the first thing we have to do for any of these issues is just sit down and have a conversation as a community to really hammer out a unified vision that we can pursue united and help us move forward,” Young said.

Young said being elected despite his age is humbling. At 24, Young may be one of the youngest mayors in Kentucky.

“Especially just to have that amount of faith placed in me by people I’ve known my entire life is just, well, there just isn’t the words to describe how much I appreciate the people of this community,” Young said.

He takes office on New Year’s Day.

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