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August 23, 2023

Gloria W. Kates Announces Candidacy for Louisiana Senate District #12

“I’m Gloria W. Kates (#48 on the ballot), a candidate for Louisiana Senate District #12, As long as God gives me strength and guidance, I will make every attempt to assist the great citizens of District 12 which includes St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, and Washington Parish. 

A candidate of integrity for all of District 12, for all of the Parishes, and for all of the precincts encompassed. Because of You, I will stand firm in my beliefs and uphold commitments made to you. As I’ve made known “I make no promises but do promise to do my best” I would like to expand this journey due to a honest interest in transforming and empowering our communities. In partnering with you, I continually and consistently need your help in making this possible.

Proposed Platform:

  • Explore Educational Options in Support of our Children and Parents
  • Continue to explore Programs and Services for our citizens
  • Continue to explore economic opportunities for jobs for our citizens
  • Explore and develop a process to identify applicable grant money
  • Focusing programs to keep children involved in sports, music and the arts
  • Continued support of Youth Recreational Programs Senior programs
  • Crime Prevention
  • Gun Control involving our Youth
  • Road Conditions
  • A voice in the community by being transparent

Throughout my two-and and a half term tenure as a Bogalusa City Council Member I’ve authored numerous Legislative ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, and certificates. Positions have include President of the Bogalusa City Council; Chairman of the Finance committee, Bid Committee, Landfill, also Safety and Economic Development, Capital Outlay Committees within the tenure.

I’ve served (2017-2018) President of the Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services and 2019 Second vice president; 2015 to 2023: Member of Council on Aging Board of Directors. My lifelong career experience assisted me in my Legislative seat as follows: I am a Federal Civil Servant Retiree and have extensive federal sector experience working as an as a Travel Manager; Equal Rights Officer; Civil Rights Officer; EEO Assistant, Special Emphasis/Diversity Coordinator, Human Resources Specialist, Supervisor of Customer Service, Finance, USPS Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee chairperson, US Veterans (Affairs Prog. Spec); US Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, Wash., DC (Admin Spec.) and Special Campaign Task force of our 42nd President; in the private and local sector, Service Zone, Inc. ( Employment Manager and IT Technical Support Technician.) Numerous membership in organizations and received various awards such as just to mention the U.S. Army Commendation Medal; U.S. Army Meritorious Service Award, U.S.P.S. - Honoring Those Who Serve Recipient: EEOC Leadership Award from the Federal Executive Board (NO Region); and a Federal Service A ward from Admin. W. Craig Fugate, DHS-FEMA-Wash. D.C. A published songwriter and poetess, Gospel Recording Artist

Personal: Married to TD Kates; Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psych. and Crim. Justice (double Major) : Work Experience: Federal and Local

Please help me to build our State of Louisiana and our District #12 by contributing your time and support to my candidacy. Please join our team and let me know if your would like a campaign sign by writing me, Gloria W. Kates at 1012 Poplas Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427, OR call (985) 241-1819 or Fax (1 (866-243-5267, or e-mail me at gwkatesforsenated12@gmail.com look forward earn your vote on October 14th (Early vote Sept 30th thru Oct 7th).

Earning your vote in order to serve with Demonstrated Transparency, Demonstrated Trust, Demonstrated Responsibility, Demonstrated Respectability, Demonstrated Handwork, Demonstrated Integrity, and Demonstrated Leadership. Should this endeavor not succeed, I will remain the Bogalusa City Councilwoman of District A. Please allow me to express my sincere gratitude and I thank you for your support and prayers.”

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