Special to the Minden Press-Herald
Veteran law enforcement officer and deputy sheriff Jason Parker will announce his candidacy for Webster Parish Sheriff at a public event on Wednesday, March 6.
Parker is seeking election for sheriff in the October election to replace Sheriff Gary Sexton, who is retiring.
“For over 27 years, I have served my fellow citizens by working diligently to enforce the law fairly to all and to keep our community safe. Now, I will offer my leadership credentials, my active community involvement, and passion to continue serving the citizens of Webster Parish. I look forward to sharing my vision, philosophy, and campaign platform with the citizens throughout the next eight months and to listen to their opinions and concerns,” said Parker
Sexton and District Attorney Schuyler Marvin, who are publicly supporting Parker for sheriff, will be in attendance at the event.
“I know that the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to thrive under Jason Parker’s leadership. He has consistently proven to me and so many others that he possesses the character, competency, integrity, and temperament required to be our next sheriff. I fully endorse his candidacy without reservation,” said Sheriff Sexton.
“The District Attorney’s Office works very closely in a team effort with the Sheriff’s Office. We have the same end goal, which is to protect the citizens and to pursue justice for victims of crime. I am confident that Jason Parker is the right person to maintain the high standard that has been set by Sheriff Sexton and look forward to a continued positive working relationship with the office,” said District Attorney Marvin.
Parker’s announcement will be March 6 at 5:00 p.m. outside the Webster Parish Courthouse, which is located at 410 Main Street in Minden. The public is invited to attend.