Running For Office: Tangipahoa Parish Council District 5 _lowres

Nicky Muscarello

Tangipahoa Parish Councilman Nicky Muscarello Sr. has announced he is seeking re-election for his Parish Council District 5 seat.

“Without a doubt, I feel I have made a significant contribution to the families in District 5 and Tangipahoa Parish,” said Muscarello. “I have listened to the concerns of my constituents and I have fought the hard battles for their benefit. I am ready to continue being a leader on our Parish Council.”

Muscarello, a Republican, said he has opposed any new taxes and will continue to fight an increase in any tax in Tangipahoa Parish.

Muscarello said he co-authored the parish ordinance to allow voters in Tangipahoa to vote on term limits to put an end to long-term incumbents.

Muscarello, 68, also said he was instrumental in creating and implementing a system to centralize the accounting process for the fire districts and led the fight to open lines of communication between the Parish Council and North Oaks Health System.

He said he will continue to direct parish road overlay funds to Hammond, Tickfaw and the unincorporated areas of District 5.

He said he will work with the new parish president, strengthen subdivision regulations to preserve land values and continue to protect families from unnecessary property and sales taxes.

Muscarello and his wife, Diane, have one son, a daughter-in-law and a grandson. He is a parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.