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Candidate profiles: WPSB District 2

(This is the eighth in a series of articles profiling several local election candidates. We asked each candidate the same four questions.)

Webster Parish School Board District 2

Malachi Ridgel

Why do you want to run?

I am running because, the experience I have will enable me to make better decisions for the students in Webster Parish.

Why should someone vote for you?

I have always represented my constituents with honesty and integrity, putting the education of the students first.

What do you want voters to know about you?

I am 100% Totally dedicated to serving my constituents in District #2 and supporting ALL aspects of Education in Webster Parish.

What are your goals?

My Goals are: 1. Improve educational opportunities for ALL Students in Webster Parish. 2. Include soccer in the curriculum at North Webster High School. 3. Support ALL Board members in their Endeavors. 4. Support the D.A.R.E. Program in Webster Parish.

Terrell Mendenhall

Why do you want to run?

Too often I see people in my neighborhood, in my community and on the streets of Springhill and Cullen with low self-esteem and low expectations. They were left behind. The educational system in place ten years ago no longer meet the needs of today’s students in the new millennium. God has blessed me with new ideas and the knowledge to make the necessary changes needed for every child to succeed. I have a lot to offer.

Why should someone vote for you?

A vote for me is a vote for progress. A vote for me is an agreement that no child should be left behind, and every student should succeed. A vote for me is a vote for an educational championship. I want voters to know that I am honest, dedicated and a strong believer that all students should excel in every aspect.

What do you want voters to know about you?

Voters should know that I want to see every student succeed and achieve. They should also know that I am accessible and easily approachable. I’m a strong advocate for young people, I believe that there is a strong connection between our educational system and the growth of our community. With God help, I can strengthen that connection and improve the economic outcome of our community.

What are your goals?

My goals are to explore and introduce our students to a new and better educational system which will improve our workforce by providing them to have better opportunities for better paying jobs and becoming entrepreneurs and leaders. By doing so will strengthen the household and make strong families.