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Dear friends and fellow citizens of Webster Parish. I, Don Smith Jr., come to you humbly seeking your support as I announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Webster Parish. I feel that my experience, character, integrity, and knowledge of the job and its inner workings, uniquely qualifies me for this office.
I am a life long resident of Webster Parish. I have been in law enforcement for 27 years, 23 of those being with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office. Starting out as patrol deputy, I worked my way through the ranks, and was promoted to Captain in 2004. As Captain, I supervised over 60 deputies in five separate divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. In 2015, I took on the role as a single parent raising my six-year old son. Because of this new responsibility, I transferred to the civil division, where I retained my rank as Captain. My ten-year-old son, Zak, is now a 4th grader in the Webster Parish School System.
Webster Parish is currently my home and will always be. In my 27 years of service, I have met multiple people from different areas of the parish. I have always treated everyone respectfully. As I proceed through this journey, I ask for your thoughts, prayers, and support. On October 12th, I encourage you to vote for me, Don Smith, for Sheriff of Webster Parish. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can improve the quality of life in Webster Parish.