Meet Hashim Walters The Youngest Candidate Running For Mayor of New Orleans

Hashim Walters is the youngest mayoral candidate in this year’s election at 22 years he is running for Mayor of New Orleans. Walters is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College.

Walters believes those critics who believe he is not qualified as a candidate for Mayor should give him a chance.

“Why not run for Mayor?” Walters said, “There was a time where people said, JFK, that he was inexperienced. They didn’t think that he was qualified to run for president but for his two years in office, he did a great job.”

“I believe that people are ready for something different. A new style of politics,” Walters said.


Calling All Millennials

He is using his youth as a means to get other millennials involved in local government.

“This is just a tool or a stepping stone to encourage more Millennials to get involved in the political world here in New Orleans and also nationally as well,” Walters said.

“The number one thing that my generation can take from this election is that we have a voice and we can help shape this city,” Walters said.

The Issues

Walters said he wants to focus his campaign on affordable housing, public safety, job opportunities and training for people living in the city of New Orleans.




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