I am Patsy Ward Hoover, vying to be re-elected to the Seat of Parish Council, District 2. First, let me Thank You for your vote of confidence –January 2020 will mark four years of public service on your behalf.
A lifelong resident of Natchitoches Parish, I am married to Edward J. Hoover. I have three daughters, Ulisa Ward Walker, and Roshunda Ward, both graduates of Northwestern State University, and Renita Ward Williams; a graduate of the Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts (LSMSA), Louisiana State University, and Southern Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
My religious and community affiliation include membership at Pentecost Baptist Church in Natchez, Louisiana. As a community activist since the age of nineteen, I have been involved with numerous community related activities and organizations. Several have included being an organizer of the Natchitoches Bi-Racial Committee; a member of the Natchitoches Voter’s League for over thirty years, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 64. Additionally, I have served as a Host Parent for the LSMSA. As a former owner of God’s Bookstore and Art Gallery, and Proprietor of His workmanship, Incorporation —bookstores that carried religious material, I worked with and shared my goods and services with many people where relationships with them and the community were soundly built.
I was re-elected to the Natchitoches Police Jury. During my service with them, I have received an Awards of Merit in February, 2018. I also received a resolution presented by the Natchitoches Parish Council for being the first African American female to serve as a member of the Parish Council. The Parish Council also elected me to serve as the Council Chairperson for the year 2017. Another community activist organization in which I was a member presented me a Volunteer Appreciation Time and Talent award. This was bestowed on me by Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2018.
Additional awards I received as a result of my involvement with people and having built wonderful relationships have included the You-Make-A-Difference Award, Natchez Heritage Festival, City of Natchitoches Women History Month Community Service Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Achievement Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service in the Community, the State of Louisiana House of Representatives for Community Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta Business Award, African American Women in Business, and the People’s Involvement Police Jury Award.
I pledge to continue to work according to my God-given ability to serve the people of Natchitoches Parish and to keep them informed. In District 2, there are approximately 8,500 people. I will be walking door-to-door trying to reach each one of you between now and election time of October 12, 2019. If by chance I miss you, please accept this statement and effort as one, once again, soliciting your support to represent you on the Parish Council for District 2.
On October 12, 2019, I am asking for your vote to return me, a person who has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to serve you, the people, on the Parish Council for District 2.
Re-elect Pat ward Hoover, Parish Council, District 2.
May God bless you All.