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Youngest Mayor in city's history takes office in Zephyrhills

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Danny Burgess is the new mayor of Zephyrhills. At 26 years of age, he is the youngest mayor in the city's history. Danny Burgess is the new mayor of Zephyrhills. At 26 years of age, he is the youngest mayor in the city's history.
ZEPHYRHILLS, FL (WFLA) -

"We're not only the generation of the future, we're the generation of today and to have a young fresh perspective I think really can bring a lot to the table and I hope to do that."

Danny Burgess is the new mayor of the city of Zephyrhills. A city he is quite familiar with.

"I graduated from Zephyrhills High School in 2004. I had the chance to play baseball and really grow and develop there."

Burgess is now the youngest mayor in the city's history. And at 26 years old, he already has an impressive resume.

"I had the chance to serve from 2005 to 2008 on the city council. I also had the chance to serve as council president in my last year and then I resigned to go to law school in 2008."

After getting his law degree, Burgess moved back and is now an attorney at the Hudgins Law Firm in downtown Zephyrhills.

"I'm back. This is the town I was born and raised in. It's the only town that I have ever known and would ever want to know."

And besides serving his hometown, he is also serving his country. Burgess is a Judge Advocate General in the Army Reserve.

Mayor Danny Burgess says one of his goals is to restore the downtown look that he enjoyed growing up.

"We've been growing to the north for the past few years. I want to bring some businesses back to downtown. Help the businesses that are already there. Provide them some incentives and really just revamp and revitalize downtown and help to get the community to want to go back there again."

Burgess says being the mayor won't be easy but he is ready to do the job.

"I'm excited. I'm humbled and honored to have been given the chance to serve as the youngest in the city's history and I hope I don't let them down."

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