New Livingston Parish Council members hoping to build positive working relationship with parish administration _lowres

Shane Mack

Shane Mack said he is running for the Livingston Parish Council District 9 seat to help end the fighting between the parish president and Parish Council.

In a written announcement, Mack, 42, said he sees the need for better representation for Albany and Holden residents and a plan to end the fighting between the parish president and council.

He said the lack of harmony on the council “has resulted in our council’s focus on legal issues they have created, rather than helping the families and businesses” in the parish.

Mack said he can reverse that trend and help move the parish forward by being “a leader and not a follower” and be accessible and accountable.

“As your councilman, my focus will be simple,” he said. “District 9 will have a councilman that will return calls, be active in the local community and, most importantly, have the ability to work with the parish president and all members of the Parish Council.”

Mack, a Republican, graduated from Holden High School and Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology. He works for Dow Chemical as a site logistic technician. He is the former owner of Mack 3 Construction Co.

Mack and his wife, Bridgett Kovach Mack, have two children, Dylan and Annabelle. The Macks attend Bethlehem Baptist Church.

“It’s a crucial time in the Albany and Holden area,” said Mack. “As our parish continues to grow, we will need a councilman who has a vision and voice on the council who will actively and forcefully represent the needs of the families and businesses in District 9. I am that person.”