ST. FRANCISVILLE — Pledging to work for common-sense solutions to challenges facing West Feliciana Parish, Police Juror Randy Stevens is running for re-election from District 2, located in the southeast corner of the parish.

“In redistricting, I held firm to keep District 2 mostly intact. There was an effort to split The Bluffs community, but with my persistence, The Bluffs remained as one community, while some residents in the northern part of District 2 were drawn into another district,” said the 62-year-old Republican.

Stevens said he has been a strong voice and has stood for District 2 and the parish on many issues.

“My desire is to continue to fight for common-sense solutions to meet our challenges and have an impact on the decisions facing our community. I will stand and campaign on my past voting record, which supported the majority of my constituents’ requests on essential programs,” he said.

Stevens said that, if re-elected, he would strive to rebuild bridges between the Police Jury and local, state and parish officials and do his part to treat all officials and citizens “with the utmost respect.”

“With so much focus on the economy, I will urge the parish employees to be efficient and effective in meeting the requests of the residents. As has happened during my term in office, I will, in times of natural disasters or in certain predicaments, have my feet on the ground responding to the needs of all in the parish and a main point of contact in my district.”

A parish resident for 30 years and a resident of the Star Hill area for 12 years, Stevens is retired from Tembec Paper Co. and is working part-time as facility manager for St. Francisville United Methodist Church, where he is chairman of the board of trustees and serves on the church council.

He is a member of the West Feliciana Rotary Club, the West Feliciana Historical Society and Friends of the Library. He is a past master and member of Feliciana Masonic Lodge 31.

He is married to Theresa Roy Stevens and has three married children and five grandchildren.

Bill Fox and Mel Percy also are running for the seat.