Running for office: Ascension Parish School Board _lowres

Julie Blouin

Julie Burnett Blouin says her experience in education and social services makes her qualified for a seat on the Ascension Parish School Board.

Blouin, 61, qualified as one of three candidates running for the District 3 seat.

A lifelong resident of the parish, Blouin, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern University, has worked in both the education and social services fields.

“These experiences, and my desire to help Ascension Parish protect its future by helping every child to become successful, has led me to seek the position of Ascension Parish School Board Member, District 3,” Blouin said in a statement.

Most recently, Blouin, a Democrat, was director of career services for technical and community college students at Remington College at Baton Rouge.

Blouin, who owned a home-health agency in Ascension Parish for many years, also taught at both East Ascension and Donaldsonville high schools.

Blouin later was a community and educational liaison with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for several years and was also the program director of Volunteer Ascension.

Blouin and her husband, the Rev. Irvin Blouin Sr., have two children and seven grandchildren.

Mark Peters and Nat Stephens also qualified for the seat, which is being vacated by Richard Brown.