Police Jury District B candidates talk parish funding, fixing water issues

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Two candidates are running for the Police Jury District B seat.

Two candidates are running for the Police Jury District B seat. Source: (KNOE)

They are:
The incumbent, Jack Clampit (R).
Businessman Jimmy Tyson (R).

Jack Clampit said, if he's re-elected, he'll continue fixing the district's issues with the Sparta aquifer, which a source of water for the region.

"We've got to find a way, because there's six-hundred people who drink water out of the Sparta. So it's a pressing problem, and we'll continue working on it as we move forward," he said.

Clampit said working with the community has been a gratifying experience. He said, since he's retired, he's going to be able to put the proper amount of work into the position.

"I'm retired so it allows me to put in that forty-fifty hours a week that it takes to really get this job done," he said.

Jimmy Tyson said, if he's elected, he'll ensure the rural parts of the district are just as well funded as the rest of it.

"That would be my main focus, to accommodate people to find this money to meet their needs," said Tyson.

He said, as a businessman, he's equipped to work with people from any walk of life to enact change.

"Even in my business I've done with doctors and lawyers, so I relate well to people no matter what class of people they are," he said.

We have an extended interview with each of the candidates regarding some of the other issues they were focused on. Those can be viewed at the top of the page.