LaPlace barber enters council race

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2011



LAPLACE – LaPlace barbershop owner Damon Davis has announced his candidacy for the St. John the Baptist Parish Council’s District 5 seat in the Oct. 22 general election.

The District 5 seat represents the easternmost portion of LaPlace and also includes northern portions of the St. John Parish such as Peavine and Ruddock. The district is currently represented by Darnell Usry, who has said she will not seek re-election.

Davis is a LaPlace native and has been a member of the small business community for 15 years. He said his campaign platform includes a “strong focus on community service matters such as recreation, infrastructure and a continued push for hurricane levee protection for the parish.”

“I was born here, raised here, I live here and love here,” he said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the parish and continue to move District 5 forward.”

Davis noted he is an active member of the First Community Antioch Baptist Church in Lutcher.

Qualifying for the Oct. 22 general election begins Sept. 6.