David Stamey, a local business owner, realtor and member of the Natchitoches City Council, on Thursday formally announced his candidacy for the office of Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court. The vacancy which Stamey seeks to fill results from the upcoming retirement of highly-respected Clerk of Court Louie Bernard.
Stamey, who has been the District 1 City Councilman since 2012, is also past chairman and current financial chair of the Natchitoches Historic District Development commission.
In addition, he has served as president of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife of 32 years, Brenda Collins Stamey, are the parents of two adult sons, Brent and Bryan Stamey. David and Brenda are active members of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church.
He has been a resident of Natchitoches Parish for almost 50 years. David is a proud graduate of Northwestern State University where he received his degree in business administration with honors in 1982. He served as vice president of the NSU Athletic Association and is an active ember of the NSU Alumni Association.
David has long served the local community by coaching Dixie Youth baseball for 12 years and he spent over a decade as an active Natchitoches Area Jaycee member where he chaired such projects as the group’s Toys for Tots Drive and twice chaired the Ducks Unlimited Banquet.
He was named the Natchitoches Outstanding Young Person in 1993. He received his real estate sales license in 1986 and is currently broker and owner of Collins and Stamey Real Estate.
In announcing his candidacy, Stamey stressed his experience in not only working with the Natchitoches Parish business community but also serving the real estate needs of citizens throughout the parish for nearly 30 years.
Stamey genuinely believes that experience matters, particularly in view of the important roles which your Clerk of Court has in our daily lives. The duties of the Clerk of Court include recording deeds and mortgages, serving as member of Jury Commission, chief election official, custodian of voting machines, receiving all filings in civil and probate matters and many other important functions. The clerk’s office is taxpayer-generated revenue. “My business background and management experience have prepared me to serve as your Clerk of Court.”
Stamey’s professional, civic and governmental experiences uniquely qualify him to successfully lead the office of Clerk of Court. Through his business and as a Natchitoches City Councilman, Stamey has been charged with duties of reviewing, approving and supervising multi-million dollar budgets as well a performing a wide range of managerial functions, including personnel and administrative duties. Stamey want to build on the outstanding legacy established by Mr. Bernard and his staff.
“As your Clerk of Court, I pledge to perform the duties of Clerk in a fiscally responsible and courteous manner and to maintain the friendly and prompt service our citizens have come to expect.
“I humbly ask for your support for my candidacy for Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court and for your vote for Clerk of Court this fall.”