ELIZABETH, NJ - Twenty-year-old community leader Kason Little announced he is running for the Elizabeth Council-At-Large seat on Monday morning.
"The ongoing pandemic has rocked our world, country, and our beloved town to its core. Our neighbors have lost jobs, they’ve lost income, and they’ve lost any since of security," he said. "Now, more than ever we need strong leadership that can hold things together before they fall completely apart. We need leadership who will listen and fight to address the concerns of everybody, not just a select few. I am announcing my candidacy for city council at large and announcing that I will be the one who will represent all."
Little said, "What we need in a city representative is one who sees a problem, acknowledges it, and wants to include the community to solve it. We have many problems that we as a community have been facing and suffering with for years. From gun violence, lack of building relationships with law enforcement and the community, transparency, truth, corruption, nepotism, and greed."
Little was born and raised in Elizabeth. He said, "I plan on remaining here to meet the needs for our city and make it successful again. Without holding the title, our community already knows my love for people, my ability to listen to concerns, as well as value your opinions, I will continue to do so and more when elected as your Council Member-At-Large for the City of Elizabeth."
Little will be bracketed on the ballot with Jared Pietz, who is running for Mayor, as well as with Bernie Sanders who is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
"We're better together than apart, and together we will build and move Elizabeth in a mighty direction," Little said.