Running For Office: Tangipahoa Parish Council District 3 _lowres

Louis Nick Joseph

Louis “Nick “ Joseph is seeking another term on the Tangipahoa Parish Council.

Joseph, 69, said during his four years serving District 3 he worked to build a new library in the Kentwood area, supported the overlaying of more than 8 miles of roads and collaborated to sponsor two health fairs.

In addition, he said, he worked to form the Tangi-Clean Anti-Litter Campaign and participated in the council’s food distribution program during Thanksgiving.

He said he served on the Parish Library Board for two years and on the board of the Veterans Affairs Committee for the Louisiana Police Jury Association.

Joseph said his long-range plans are to work with the parish grant writers to secure funds to expand the sewerage system in Velma, work to expand services delivered by Hood Memorial Hospital, collaborate with the town officials in Independence to beautify the entrance and exits ramps on Interstate 55, expand North Tangi-Clean Anti-Litter program to other municipalities, and work with the Amite Recreation Board to improve the quality of recreational programs for youths.

He is a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Southern University and Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni associations, board member of the Tangipahoa Parish Teachers Credit Union and member of National Guard Association of Louisiana and the United States.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from Southern University and a master’s degree, plus 30 hours, from SLU.

Joseph, a Democrat, retired from the Louisiana Army National Guard and from the Tangipahoa Parish school system as superintendent in 2007.