Jefferson Parish President John Young made it official Tuesday morning announcing his candidacy for Lt. Governor.

Young wrote in an email, "I am confident that I have the experience, drive and values necessary to ensure that tomorrow's Louisiana is even better than today and that is why I am running for Lieutenant Governor."

He also released an announcement video titled "A Stronger Louisiana."

Young, who was elected president of the parish in 2010, said he has been "honored" to hold that position.

"Together, we brought hope, reform, new jobs and an economic resurgence to our community."