This is the second in na series of candidate interviews for the 2022 General Election on Nov. 8. Lawrence County Clerk Chris Jobe said there have been “quite a few” applications for absentee ballots so far with Oct. 28 the last day to sign up to vote.
This is a plea for voters with Louisa mayor candidates.
LOUISA MAYOR CANDIDATE JAMES ALLEN PAULEY-BARKER
Communities Create Change!
“…Hello everyone, my name is James Allen Pauley-Barker and I’m ready to take action, work hard, serve and unite our community.
Louisa needs someone like me who will come into work on the first day ready to roll up his sleeves and go to work.
To do this, I aim to work with Lawrence County children of all ages, including FFA, Carpentry, and Art students, to design and develop and build a comprehensive community. This promotes our children’s future development and teaches them civic responsibility, all the while bringing our citizens together. I know you recognize, as I do, that these children are Louisa’s future, and they will need strong leadership to lead them in the proper direction. We can make their future one to remember if we work together.
Louisa requires someone like me to develop a strategy to repair and upgrade our roads, infrastructure, new sewage plant, and any other improvements deemed practical on a reasonable timetable. I wish to clean up Louisa and do away with all of the city’s dilapidated houses and/or structures. These kinds of facilities not only draw attention to our city, but they also foster drug usage and criminal activities. We must clean up our city in order to attract tourists.
We also need someone who is willing to work with the people you have elected to other local public positions. We must first fight for larger companies to come to this region so that they can provide decent-paying jobs; these kinds of companies provide youth-oriented jobs, which benefit our community in a variety of ways. Furthermore, we must guarantee that our local businesses receive appropriate financial assistance to prosper as small businesses. We require someone who will treat everyone in our community fairly, including city personnel.
If you were voted to a public office by your community, it is your job to bring about positive change. That being said, if I were Mayor in my community, I would do everything I could to serve our fellow citizens, and eagerly accommodate our problems through smart planning, collaboration, and relationship building. To end, I would work hard to make all of these things become meaningful and help stimulate the formation of a proud community. Allow me to be this person, to lead our city along a new path that will benefit everyone.
BTW, only search for those that genuinely want to serve others; they are the ones you’ll never forget!
Thank you, and please vote for James Allen Pauley-Barker, Mayor of Louisa!
Louisa Mayor Harold Slone
Harold Slone is currently serving his second term as Mayor of Louisa, Slone says ”I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Louisa who have given me the opportunity to serve. I consider it an honor to be your Mayor.”
Harold is a life long resident of Lawrence County. He and his wife, Marsha, own Farmhouse Memories, a small business located in Louisa for over 27 years. Their son, Zeb, is a sophomore at LCHS. Zeb loves acting, scuba diving and volunteering with the Louisa Fire Department.
Harold is active in representing our city on many levels. He is currently serving on the FIVCO Area Development District board of directors and is Vice Chairman of the FIVCO Executive Board, as well as representing the FIVCO region on the Ky Board of Area Development District Council (KCADD). Harold also serves on the Ky League of Cities board of directors, always representing the needs of smaller cities when it comes to legislative issues that affect small towns across the state.
Mayor Slone recently graduated from the inaugural class of the Kentucky League of Cities Local Leader Academy. This class was a Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) pilot program to train administrators and elected city officials from across the state on how to better serve their constituencies. “ Leadership is everything,” says Slone “and this course has taught me how to be a better leader for our entire team here at the city.“
“I am proud of our accomplishments during my two terms as mayor.
* We have made major improvements to our infrastructure by completing the largest storm/wastewater project in the city’s history.
* We have paved over 75% of the cities streets during this time and replaced or repaired more sidewalks than any time in recent history.
* We are in the final stages of technology upgrades to the Water Plant, which will make our plant much more efficient.
*We have secured funding for the planning and design of a new Sewer Plant, which will be imperative if we are to sustain our current rate of growth.
*We are awaiting final approval to proceed for right of way for the proposed riverwalk and
* We’re completing new handicap accessible restrooms at our pool and park on Lock Ave.”
Let’s continue what we’ve started in Louisa by voting Harold Slone as your Mayor, for another term, on November the 8th.
Candidate for Louisa Mayor William “Billy” Marcum
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