Meet the candidates: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury District 3

Editor’s note: The American Press asked Calcasieu Parish Police Jury candidates to answer the same two-part question to help voters in their districts make up their minds on Saturday, Oct. 14. The following article includes the response from seven of the 14 candidates, in the order listed on the la.gov website. The next printed edition of the paper will have the responses from the remaining seven candidates.

Here’s how they answered the question, “If you are limited to accomplishing only one goal if you are elected to office, what is the one thing you would like to accomplish, and how would you do it?”

Eddie Lewis

My primary focus revolves around efficient development to restore and enhance our community. This calls for strategic initiatives that improve both infrastructure and overall well-being. This entails meticulous planning, addressing immediate needs, and fostering a resilient future. By concentrating on targeted infrastructure enhancements and well-designed development, we can rebuild, revitalize, and propel our community forward. This emphasis requires a multifaceted approach:

Comprehensive Planning: Collaborating with experts, urban planners, and community members to create a roadmap for targeted development and infrastructure enhancement. Community Involvement: Engaging with residents, businesses, and stakeholders to align projects with community needs and aspirations. Resource Allocation: Prioritizing impactful and feasible projects, leveraging government funding and partnerships for responsible resource use. Sustainable Development: Prioritizing eco-friendly infrastructure and innovative designs that ensure a greener, more resilient future. Transparency and Adaptability: Keeping the community informed, and adapting strategies based on feedback and unforeseen challenges. Measured Impact: Evaluating project success against benchmarks, adjusting strategies if necessary. Collaborative Partnerships: Collaborating with neighboring communities, organizations, and authorities to enhance execution capabilities. Continuous Learning: Staying updated on trends and best practices in infrastructure and development. Long-Term Vision: Focusing on lasting results that shape our community’s growth, prosperity, and revitalization for years to come. This holistic approach combines community engagement, strategic planning, responsible resource management, and a dedication to long-term success. Together, we will achieve efficient development and restore our community to its full potential. Let’s build a community we can all take pride in.

Shelly Mayo           

Tackling the drainage problem would be the one thing I would want to accomplish if I could only accomplish one thing. I had an opportunity to speak with many people throughout the community.  Besides drainage, housing is also a problem.  The first thing on my agenda is to work hand and hand with the Mayor and City Council until we find a solution for this  problem.

Local News

I-10 bridge eastbound lane closed for emergency repairs

Crime

BREAKING: Hunter Biden convicted on all 3 felony counts

Local News

Homeward-bound athletes: Return to resume college careers with fresh start

Local News

UN Security Council adopts motion urging Hamas to accept Israeli hostage-truce offer

Local News

Unrestrained driver killed in crash with semi-truck

Crime

Prosecutor says ‘no one is above the law’ as he urges jurors to convict Hunter Biden in gun case

Local News

Credit card delinquencies are rising. Here’s what to do if you’re at risk

Local News

Texas county removed 17 books from its libraries. An appeals court says eight must be returned.

life

On Campus: SW La. students recognized for achievements

Local News

Is Tornado Alley shifting eastward? La. residents say it is

Local News

Weeklong heat wave loosens grip slightly on US Southwest but forecasters still urge caution

Local News

Impact of carbon capture project on Chicot Aquifer questioned

Business

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

Business

Aypa Power plans $440M solar farm in rural section of Jeff Davis, Calcasieu parishes

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column: Elections major session issue

Local News

Israel bombs UN-run school in Gaza, a day after strike on school killed 33

Crime

Hunter Biden’s daughter Naomi testifies about her father

Local News

PHOTO GALLERY: Calcasieu Kennel Club Dog Show

Local News

Police Jury considering I-10 beautification project

Crime

6/7: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

life

New restaurant summer kick-off event to feature music, games

life

Coushatta Pow Wow: Annual Kinder event offers chance to experience Native American culture

life

Lake Charles Community Band concert to present tribute to Grammy winners

Local News

Port Wonder Progress: Target date for opening is mid-September