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Eric McNeil

Eric McNeil, 35, is a candidate for sheriff of Livingston Parish.

McNeil said in a written statement that if elected, he plans to raise the standards in all departments of the Sheriff’s Office with the “goal of providing every person coming into contact with the LPSO equal protection and consistent service.”

McNeil, no party, is a resident of Denham Springs and a graduate of Live Oak High School.

He has owned and operated McNeil Mechanical Services, a local HVAC company, since 2003. He is married to Laurie Long McNeil and they have a 3-year-old daughter, Mallory.

The election is Oct. 24.