Running for office: West Feliciana Parish President _lowres

Ricky Lambert

West Feliciana Parish President

Ricky Lambert, a lifelong resident of West Feliciana, has qualified to run for parish president.

Married to Chaille Martin Lambert since 1988, the couple have three children and one grandchild. Lambert earned a finance degree in 1981 and managed his family’s ready-mix concrete business for 17 years until he and his wife began Border Imports in St. Francisville in 1997, which they still own and operate.

Lambert served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2005 to 2011, when he was elected to the Police Jury. He has served as a police juror and parish councilman for District 4 ever since, serving as Police Jury president for two years and now as vice chairman of the Parish Council.

“I understand the need for growth and change, as both are inevitable and needed, but adequate infrastructure is required prior to growth; otherwise problems ensue,” Lambert said. “We are blessed with natural resources and historic legacies that must be preserved while possessing a progressive attitude toward new business and residents, both of which can provide a growing tax base to support adequate services.”

Although not initially for the home rule charter form of government, Lambert worked closely with officials, facilitating its implementation, he said in a written announcement.

“Having had experience with both forms of parish government, I now support the home rule charter but recognize it must be amended,” Lambert said. “St. Francisville is the cultural and commercial center of the parish, requiring town and parish leaders to cooperate and work toward mutual goals.”