I am officially announcing my candidacy to be re-elected as Police Juror for District 12. I want to first thank you for allowing me to be your voice on the Lincoln Parish Jury. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve each of you. I again humbly ask for your support and vote in the upcoming October 14th election. I have stated in the past and will continue to state that Lincoln Parish is the best place to live, work and raise a family. There is still work to be done in our community, but Straughter keeps her sleeves rolled up to help get it done.
During Annette term, she has been active on many committees and one that is dear to her is the Health and Welfare Committee, where she is the Chairperson. This committee is currently overseeing the upcoming new Health Hub that will house the new Lincoln Parish Health Unit, Office for the Health Hut, The HELP Agency and Coroner’s Office. She also worked with the local DOTD to get a four way stop sign in place on Highway 150 (Old Grambling Road) and Highway 818. Safety comes first with Straughter.
Annette also believes in being proactive and thinking out of the box to help meet the needs of the citizens of the Parish. When funding was cut to the Lincoln Parish Park, Annette developed the Lincoln Parish Park festival to raise money for the park. She reached out and was able to secure a grant to help fund the festival. The festival is in its third year and Straughter states she plans to keep this festival going annually. She also actively gives back to the community by donating food boxes to the elderly in her district, she is a non-business Adopt-A-School partner for Cypress Springs Elementary School and Ruston Junior High School. In the past she did a blanket drive and donated blankets to the TRIAD office for the elderly and a fan drive where fans were donated to the HELP Agency. Straughter believes in educating our youth as well. Learning reading schools were low at I. A. Lewis school in the past, she donated bicycles as an incentive for those children that improved their reading scores.
Annette is a member of Christ Temple Baptist Church. As a nurse, she works at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in One Day Surgery Center. Straughter used her medical knowledge to help make the right decision voting to give the City of Ruston ambulance the contract to provide services to the citizen of Lincoln Parish. Straughter is also a Notary Public and CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association.
Annette Straughter states ” I will always fight for my not only District 12 but the entire Lincoln Parish to help improve it.