NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Saturday a young democrat in East Texas officially declared his candidacy.
John Davis, 22, is an SFA student running for state representative District 85. He made the announcement Friday at the courthouse in Nacogdoches.
Davis said he wants to change the way people of all ages view politics.
"I believe that age is not a qualifier," Davis said. "I want to encourage all young people out there that you too can run, and you need to get out and vote and participate in the political process."
Davis said some of his main focuses are on the criminal justice system, education and women equality.