Candidacy Announcement: Betty Smith for City Councilman at Large

On April 4, 2020, residents residing in the City of Natchitoches will have an opportunity to go to the polls and vote for City Councilman at Large. I am Betty Sawyer Smith and I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for Councilman at Large for Natchitoches.

I am a graduate of Northwestern State University. I was employed for 34 years as Administrative Assistant for the 10th Judicial District Court, retiring in 2015. I currently work as a substitute teacher for the Natchitoches Parish School Board. I am the mother of two children and the proud grandmother of 4 wonderful grandchildren. I am a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church serving as lay leader. I hold membership in various civic and professional organizations and have always been actively involved in community issues which focuses on empowering and growing our city and community.

I appreciate the beauty of this quaint city and have benefited from its unique qualities and characteristics. If elected as Councilman at Large I will continue the effort to help make our city a thriving and growing community. I will collaboratively work with the council members and Mayor to work on improving infrastructure to the city, in particular, drainage and streets. We need sustainable jobs. I will work with and support local small businesses while advocating for new businesses and industry to Natchitoches, which would provide better paying jobs, allowing people to be self reliant and better able to provide for their families. I will work with law enforcement to study ways to decrease crime making our city, streets and neighborhoods a safer place for all residents. I pledge to be visible in the community, listen to your concerns, be YOUR voice and accountable to you the voters. Working together, we can make Natchitoches a thriving city and we can all feel safe and proud to call Natchitoches home.

Over the next few weeks, as I campaign door to door, I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. If I miss you, I humbly ask for your support and the opportunity to serve as YOUR Councilman at Large. PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING FOR ME FOR COUNCILMAN AT LARGE, BALLOT # 175 ON APRIL 4, 2020.

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