My name is James Below, Jr. I am running for Natchitoches City Council District 4. I am a lifelong resident of Natchitoches Parish. I love Natchitoches and there is no other place I would rather live.
I have been very involved in the community with 34 years of preaching and pastoring throughout the parish. Particular areas of ministering are Associate Minister St. Paul MBC, Former Pastor St. Davis MBC, Present Pastor SCWC and Present Pastor of Friendship BC. I have 10 years of experience in law enforcement as a former Civil Defense Deputy with NPSO and Correctional Officer with CCA Winn and NPDC. Also, I have 15 years management experience as a Manager/Regional Manager with Goodwill Industries.
Former positions held: Vice President 12th District Baptist Association, Vice President Natchitoches Voters and Civic League, President Natchitoches Ministerial Fellowship, Chaplain Dawn of Light Lodge #22 and Board Member NCIF.
As you can see, I have always been involved in the community. My passion for improving our district is why I am running for this office. My motto is, “Working Together To Better Our Community.”
Some of my key focus areas will include:
* Working with local leaders and law enforcement agencies to make our neighborhoods safer.
* Economic Development by supporting local business owners in the community for further growth and creating job opportunities.
* Coming together with churches and civic organizations to develop a plan for youth in District 4 in the areas of education, career development and job placement.
When I am elected as your City Council Person District 4, I will be visible in the community and available to hear your concerns.
I prayerfully ask for your support and vote on April 4, 2020.
James Below, Jr.