Alan McMurtry has qualified as a candidate for the October 12, 2019 election for the office of Natchitoches Parish Council District 3.
McMurtry said, “I have been fortunate to have accumulated many years of successful executive experience in a variety of professional positions. I have worked successfully on many boards and commissions and achieved compromise and consensus. I have been recognized as a superb negotiator, who creates win/win solutions even in situations that began with contentious opposing positions.
I think the Parish Council has often operated in a contentious manner, and I believe I can facilitate the operation of the Council’s business in a more orderly and respectful manner to achieve the best result in the conduct of the Parish’s legislative affairs.
Whomever the voters elect as President of the Parish Government, the Council and the Executive must operate in a mutually trusting and respectful manner. The authority granted by the Natchitoches Parish Home Rule Charter to the Executive and to the Legislative arms of the Parish Government must be mutually respected by each of the branches. It is my intention to work to achieve these ideals.
In my view there is no task more urgent than to find a long-term permanent solution to the Parish’s well documented road problems. It is clear that the overwhelming portion of the energy of the Council and the President must be focused on this issue and it is my mission that the Council and the President individually and collectively, jointly and severally, work together tirelessly to focus their energy to find solutions to solve this intractable problem.
Alan served as Vice Chair of the select Committee on Roads for the Natchitoches Parish Government. (The Council did not act on the committee’s recommendations)
The election is on October 12, 2019. I will appreciate your casting your vote in my favor.”