Halley support growing
Voters who were told Halley was not running are changing their commitment to Halley
Supporters braved the cold and the rain on Thursday, February 7th, to show their support for Jake Halley who is running for Representative of District 12, which contains all of Union Parish and part of Lincoln Parish. The event was held at the lake home of Giai and Don Byrnes.
The theme was Rustic Louisiana
Guests were treated to brisket sliders from K & D’s Barbeque; jambalaya from Rhett’s Tails and Shells; grilled chicken from LBK’s Restaurant; crawfish etouffee from Sevin’s; boudin balls from Mamoo’s Market & Catering; catfish and sweet tea from Big Star; and pies from the D’Arbonne Diner. Dean of Flowers donated flowers and decorations.
The centerpiece was forsythia, Israeli ruscus, pittosporum, lily grass, Tuscan flame nandina and aspidistra leaves. Food was served in handmade wooden bowls, trays and an antique dough bowl. Green apples, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, peanuts, uncooked rice and beans and pork rinds were used to decorate around the servings pieces. Centerpiece and serving pieces were elevated on antique cottonseed boxes.
Pastor Alfred Hill blessed the food and all those in attendance. Pastor Robby Lawson introduced Jake telling the crowd that he had known Jake for over 20 years and that Jake’s professional work experience, his faith in God and his years of public service were some of the reasons why Jake has the knowledge and skills to represent the district well in Baton Rouge. Pastor Lawson also told the crowd that members of the community had sought Jake out to run for this position and the decision to run was something that Jake and Amanda had prayed about for some time.
Halley’s job allows him the time to serve in Baton Rouge
Jake said that he was encouraged to run last election, but when his campaign manager suffered a stroke, his campaign ended. He said he never considered the state rep position as a job but as an opportunity to serve his community. His job allows him the flexibility to serve in Baton Rouge. He can discuss the district issues because he was born and raised in District 12 and understands the importance of the forestry and poultry industries, having family and friends working in both industries. Halley also touched on his background in law enforcement and how that experience can help him to best represent the issues that are important the police departments, Sheriffs’ departments and the District Attorney’s office.
Halley has experience cutting through government red tape
Halley’s work in disaster relief in 13 states has also given him experience working with local, state and federal agencies to cut through the red tape and find solutions for the people they serve. We need that kind of experience in Baton Rouge.
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