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Mac 'Rooster Lips' Edmonston

Mac “Rooster Lips” Edmonston announced his candidacy for the open seat in Ascension Parish Council District 7.

Edmonston, 52, Republican, is a life-long resident of Ascension Parish and serves on the Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee.

He believes in the principles of less government, lower taxes and more freedom for the people, he said in a written release.

He said he started a small trucking company in 1983 and added a sewer utility company that grew into Rooster Lips Company, Inc. From 1989-1993, he worked as a millwright with Local 720.

He founded “Glory to God” Motocross Youth Camps in 2000 and the Louisiana High School Motocross Association, a nonprofit organization.

Edmonston said that while “some people don’t want to get involved or run from problems,” he “runs to them and solves them.” Edmonston is married to Connie Webb Edmonston and is a father of four with three grandchildren.

He was a member of Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge from 1996-2007 and became a member and leader of The Church of St. Amant.

He said the driving motivation behind his leadership “is to serve people.” He said he “will always put people over politics.”