Candidates vie for four Livingston council seats _lowres

Darla Steagall

Darla Steagall, a resident of Watson, has announced her candidacy for Livingston Parish Council District 2.

Steagall, 63, a Republican, said she has served on the board of directors for the Livingston Parish Republican Women, Livingston Parish Professional Women and Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce.

“I have devoted my life making the Watson area a better place to live, and I will continue to devote my attention toward assuring thoughtful and trustworthy representation on the Parish Council,” Steagall said.

Steagall pledged to bring accountability to the council and “listen to the concerns of all residents and business interests in the district.”

She said she will work to address the community’s growing traffic concerns. Steagall said she regularly attends the Metropolitan Planning Organization representing the parish on infrastructure issues and discusses infrastructure growth with the House and Senate Transportation Committees.

She is a member of Rotary International and is active in Livingston Economic Development Council and Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

Steagall and her husband, Ron Steagall, moved into Livingston Parish in 1972 and have lived in Watson for the past eight years. Her four children graduated from Denham Springs High School, and three of her five grandchildren attend Live Oak schools. Their oldest grandson was killed in action in Iraq in 2009. She attended Nichols State University and is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.