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James Bailey announces candidacy for re-election

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Views: 1835

James Bailey announces candidacy for re-election

James Bailey announces his candidacy for re-election representing District 2 on the Tangipahoa Parish Council. Bailey is a lifelong resident of Tangipahoa Parish and the community which is currently considered District 2.


During his time as councilman, Tangipahoa Parish experienced historic flooding as well as a number of other related challenges. “We were thankful for the extraordinary response of our fire departments, as they worked continuously for days to ensure public safety. Many of our citizens provided boats, trucks, and other support to our emergency responders. Our parish agencies collaborated well to protect our citizens,” Bailey said. During his term, each of the four fire departments in District 2 received increased funding, which enhanced training and response capability.







Bailey prioritized the needs and concerns of the people in District 2, including infrastructure improvement and protecting current residents and taxpayers from bearing all of the costs of new development. Bailey maximized limited resources for roads by strategically prioritizing roads with higher traffic and paving many of the gravel roads remaining in the district. During his term, Graham, Cook, Turnpike, and Firetower Roads have all been improved, as well as miles of other roads in the district.

Bailey’s goals for the upcoming term include continued strategic infrastructure improvement, strengthening of rules for future development to protect current residents, and continued improvement of emergency medical response.

In his professional career, Bailey mentored thousands of students in the Loranger community as a high school agriculture teacher. His influence as a teacher is felt by generations of students who have gone on to serve their communities. For over 25 years, Bailey served the Husser community as a volunteer firefighter, including several years as Captain, Chief, and President. During his leadership as Chief, insurance ratings for the Husser department improved, which contributed to lower homeowners insurance premiums paid by Husser residents.

Bailey is a graduate of Loranger High School. He earned a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Vocational Agriculture Education from LSU. He is also the proud father of David and Chris Bailey.

Bailey invites the public to connect with him on Facebook ( for the latest information on the campaign and how to get involved. Early voting will take place from September 28 to October 5 and Election Day will be on Saturday, October 12.

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