Michelle Southern reporting.
Jefferson Parish President John Young announce he's joining the 2015 race for Lt. Governor. Young joins already announced candidates Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
Young says the Office of Tourism is a major growth industry for Louisiana.
"Now we have sports tourism, we have eco-tourism. People love Louisiana and its people," said Young.
Young says, if elected, a major focus would also be on economic development and creating jobs and opportunity for our children and grandchildren.
He says a top priority as Lt. Governor is making sure funds are secure to continue to market Louisiana.
"We need to make sure that we continue to attract tourists, and also get them to go to other places all around Louisiana so we market the entire state," Young said.
Young says he wants to be an ambassador for economic development and the film industry.
"Which also continues to market our state because all these people are seeing these award winning films that are produced right here in Louisiana," Young says.
The seat is being left open by Jay Dardenne who intends to run for Governor next year.