Many new people entering leadership roles after Minden election
MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - In Minden, there are several leadership positions that will now be taken over by new people.
One of those positions is the new police chief, Jared McIver, who won with 56% of the vote against opponent Larry Morris.
“Our plans are to go out and address all the issues that people have talked about during the campaign trail for the past year. A lot of people are looking for change, they’re looking to address issues such as speeding, gun violence, and that’s what we are going to go out there and do,” said McIver.
After the passing of Terry Gardner, the city also had to vote for someone to fill the mayor’s seat. Nick Cox will take over the position, beating out his opponent Terika Walker with 53% of the vote.
“Our campaign was about Minden moving forward together as a community, and that message resonated with the citizens and I just can’t tell you how excited I am about our future,” Cox said.
District B went to Levon Thomas with 50% of the vote. Andy Pendergrass will take over District E after garnering 66% of the votes.
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