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Special to the Press-Herald

My name is Nick Cox and I’m proud to officially announce my candidacy for Police Juror in Webster Parish District 8. I have a strong desire to serve our community and work hard for the people of District 8 to ensure a solid, stable future for our district and parish. After encouragement from friends, family and neighbors, and after seeking wisdom and peace from the Lord, I believe the timing is right for me to serve on the police jury.

My wife, Cayla, and I have three children: Alleigh, 8; Garrett, 7; and Noah, age 6. I have spent all my life in Webster Parish and the vast majority of that time in District 8. More than five generations of my family have lived here. This has been a wonderful place to live, and it is extremely important to me that I do my part to insure Webster Parish is great for future generations.

In 2006, I carried on the legacy of my family’s business, Oak & New Treasures, after working there for my grandmother throughout high school and college. I renamed the company Custom Treasures and utilized my constructional engineering exposure from Louisiana Tech University. I decided it would be a good idea to get into the cabinet business, and it quickly proved to be a success. I went from working alone to having a team of employees. This is where I discovered my passion: helping people and working hard to gain results.

After owning my business for eight years, I was offered the opportunity to manage a territory for Vermeer-Midsouth. I work daily with municipalities, contractors, and small-business owners across the northern part of Louisiana. I’m exposed to the challenges that Louisiana municipalities face through my involvement with municipal water systems, electric cooperatives, utility installation projects, 811 “call before you dig,” and green waste disposal. This involvement, combined with a strong interest in my community, has added to my concern for our local government.

I love our community, and that’s why I’m an active member of many great local organizations. I’m a proud member of the Minden Masonic Lodge; I enjoy serving others through my involvement with the Minden Lions Club; I’m a supporter of the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce, and I serve my Savior as the Music Minister of Heflin Baptist Church. I was also a charter member of the Minden Business Builders chapter of Business Networking International (BNI), whose mission is to give support to local businesses first. In addition, I volunteer my time and knowledge at La. Tech by working with constructional engineering students, giving them exposure to construction utility jobs in hopes of investing in the future generations of constructional engineers.

From my involvement in municipal meetings and knowledge from attending police jury meetings, I know that our police jury will be handling many critical matters regarding the well-being of District 8 and Webster Parish over the next four years. The landfill needs expanding, parish water systems need our help to thrive, health care is becoming more of a burden, infrastructures need repairing, and the M6 disposal at Camp Minden has to be completed, just to name a few issues. Money for all government agencies is in declining supply, but costs are constantly rising. If we want to flourish in the future, we must have cooperation among the various governing agencies. The best way to achieve a common goal is by working together and helping one another. I pledge to work hard, research the issues, collaborate with other jurors and municipal leaders, and inform our district of new opportunities.

I want to serve as your police juror, and I humbly ask for your support. I look forward to meeting with you as I continue to walk door-to-door across District 8.
Thank you in advance,

Nick Cox

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