Running for Office: Slaughter alderman _lowres

Dave Almond

Dave Almond, 66, is a candidate for a seat on the Slaughter Board of Aldermen.

Almond, a Republican, was raised in Central, graduated from Central High School in 1968 and studied at LSU. He has lived in Slaughter since 1995.

Having worked most of his adult life as a public servant, Almond is retired from the Baker Police Department, served on the Slaughter Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years and is a member of the National Rifle Association, he said in a news release. He serves as the deputy marshal for the city of Zachary.

Almond said he will work with the Slaughter administration and economic development team to obtain economic growth that will provide revenue while maintaining small-town values.

“I will work in conjunction with the Planning and Zoning Board to ensure small growth is consistent with our master plan and Slaughter traditions,” Almond said. “I promise to listen to citizens’ concerns and ideas with an open mind and be their voice in government.”

Almond said he spends his free time with family, enjoying outside activities and sports. He and his wife, Mona, have five children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The election for Slaughter Town Aldermen is March 5.

Five aldermen will be selected from the following candidates: Almond; “Liz” Aaron, Republican; Aimee Bellue, Republican; Shane Bourgeois, Democrat; Roy Elliott Corcoran Jr., Republican; and Janis Landry, Republican and Ramona Wallace, Republican.

Keith Strohpaul and Justin Shotwell qualified for the race but withdrew, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

Editor’s Note: This story was changed on March 3 to correct a mistake made in who withdrew from the race. Ramona Wallace did not withdraw and is on the ballot Saturday. Instead, and Justin Shotwell withdrew from the race.