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Minden native Mattie Preston joins 2024 presidential race

by Amber McDown

Mattie Preston, a native of Minden, is running for president in the 2024 election. With her degree in politics, government, and public administration, Preston will be challenging the dominant candidates, Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Preston, a former assistant pastor and teacher, ran for Louisiana State Senator in 2019. Her platform focuses on reducing inflation and car insurance costs, empowering citizens, and enhancing the quality of life for all Americans. “People are really struggling to put food on the table,” she noted. Preston feels that her pastoral work makes her uniquely qualified for this position. “I have been an assistant pastor, and that has helped me to deal more compassionately with people. I’ve learned a lot about people, and everyone has problems, so everyone deserves a measure of respect. That prepares me to be a leader in the political arena in this country because one cannot deal rightly with any other human being if they don’t have a concern for that human being. We need leaders who really do care.”

A significant aspect of Preston’s campaign is her stance on immigration. She advocates for closing the border until the U.S. can adequately vet immigrants. “We should put an end to the [illegal] immigration until the Americans are situated better. The priority is the American citizens, taking care of this country first before the charity is shared abroad,” she stated.

Preston’s political aspirations are rooted in her faith. She believes that her candidacy is a divine calling that began in 2016. “I would like to see a leader of this country who follows the Bible as far as acknowledging God in all His or Her ways,” she said. Preston envisions a nation united in prayer, seeking divine guidance for leadership.

Although running as a Democrat, Preston’s platform diverges from typical party lines. “I am not loyal to any party. There are things in both parties’ platforms that I agree and disagree with. God is not a Democrat; He’s not a Republican,” she emphasized.

When asked about her response to non-believers who think religion should not play a part in politics, Preston said, “That type of leader is no threat to the believer or the non-believer. The law of God has to do with justice for all. God loves all; He loves homosexuals, He loves the unsaved, He loves the saved. He is about justice, and I don’t see that as being a threat at all.”

Preston acknowledged the challenges of running as an unknown candidate but expressed her belief in divine purpose. “There’s a scripture in the Bible that says ‘Whatever you do, in word or deed, do to the glory of God.’ If I become president of the United States, it will be His miracle. If Mattie Preston becomes president of the United States, He will get that glory because there is no human being — atheist or Christian — who could say that there was no Divine intervention.”

For more information on Mattie Preston and her campaign or to donate, visit her website at www.mattiepreston.com.

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