Editor’s note: The following is a submitted campaign announcement and not an endorsement from Minden Press-Herald or Specht Newspapers, Inc.
Special to the Press-Herald
I’m Rebecca Shelley-Sherrard, and I am a candidate for the office of Police Juror, District 12. As a lifelong resident of Doyline, I understand the issues that our community faces: road conditions and drainage problems, the protection of our natural resources in Bayou Dorcheat and Lake Bistineau, and other environmental issues.
As a graduate of Doyline High School, I realize the importance of creating jobs for young working adults. As a mother and grandmother, I understand how necessary it is to provide services for children and youth, and expanded programs for the elderly.
After more than 25 years experience as a professional businesswoman, I know without economic growth, our community and the services it provides will continue to decline. We must have a plan to attract new business and industry in our parish.
Along with others, I led the successful fight to stop the open burn of the M6 propellant at Camp Minden. On the Camp Minden dialogue committee, I worked side by side with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, United States Army, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Military Department, State Representatives and Senators, to find an alternative method and solution for the M6 disposal.
As your representative on the Webster Parish Police Jury, I promise that you will have a strong, equal, and productive voice in all parish matters. I pledge my time, energy, and resources in service to you, the residents of District 12.
I humbly ask you, the voters of district 12, to join with me in helping to make our community a better and safer place to live and raise our families.
“Together We Can”
Please Vote – Saturday, October 24, 2015
Police Jury District 12