Parish Council stalemates on a vote to fill vacant District 2 seat, Governor will appoint

The Parish Council held a special called meeting on June 24 to approve a proclamation appointing a qualified candidate to District 2 of the Parish Council to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Councilwoman Patsy Ward Hoover.

There was a conflict of scheduling with Evans so Council members were given the opportunity to call and speak with him before the meeting.

Scott is a Natchitoches native, who has worked for Alliance and Weyerhaeuser in the past. He’s currently a deacon at North Street Baptist Church and has been involved in the community all his life.

Layton has lived in Natchitoches since 1980. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and theology. She described herself as a quick learner with the heart of a servant, who desires better for her community.

Reaching a stalemate, Kilcoyne and Salter voted for Layton while Paige and Cheatwood voted for Scott.

The Governor will be notified to appoint someone to fill the position.