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

Garry Talbert

Watson resident Garry “Frog” Talbert is campaigning for the District 2 seat on the Livingston Parish Council.

“It’s time we have a councilman that is part of the solution and not part of the problem,” Talbert said. “I have the experience and commitment to be an effective representative for District 2 on the Livingston Parish Council.”

Talbert said he will work with the parish president and other council members to control the growth in the area, which he said is the fastest-growing part of the parish.

“Growth is not bad when it is done orderly and with the community in mind,” Talbert said. “We have to plan for growth in order to be proactive rather than reactive.”

Talbert is a fuel distributor and the owner of Magnolia Plaza Truck Stop.

“In my business, I am in constant contact with people from all walks of life,” he said. “I hear from other small-business owners, I hear from local workers and I hear from families. They all want to experience a better quality of life for them and their families. I can bring their concerns to the Parish Council because I know the people of District 2.”

Talbert has served as a member of Recreation District 2.

“Recreation is an important part of the quality of life for Livingston Parish,” he said. “While on the recreation board, I was able to make a positive impact on the area.”

Talbert and his wife, Tracy, have three children. Talbert, 53, is a Republican, attended LSU and was a member of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport Commission.