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Tony Christy

Tony Christy, of Prairieville, is running for the Ascension Parish Council District 7 seat.

A retired Ormet employee and small-business owner, Christy said he understands the needs of Prairieville residents because he was a forerunner of its growth and development.

“I will be a good steward because my roots are here,” Christy said in a written announcement. He said he worked with government, industry and education leaders to make “Prairieville the most inviting place in Louisiana to raise a family” and start a business.

A Republican, Christy said he “holds to a philosophy of efficient government, common-sense spending and transparent leadership.

“We have serious issues to tackle, and I want the people of District 7 to understand my vision: collaboration with state leaders on infrastructure needs and cooperation across communities to get drainage done,” he said.

Christy, 63, is a 1971 graduate of East Ascension High School and the Baton Rouge VoTech electrician program. He is the father of two and the grandfather of seven. He worships at Mount Gillion Baptist Church and serves as president of the Ascension Fair Association. He also serves as executive member of the Ascension Voters League and a member of the Ascension Parish Community Advisory Panel and Prairieville Action and Improvement Committee.

“This election is about the future of our parish and the vibrant community we’ve built,” he said. “I was here to help shepherd Prairieville’s growth and I will stay here to ensure the results of our investments aren’t squandered.”