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Randy S. Vincent announces run for St. John Parish President’s office

After months of speculation and behind-the-scene encouragement to do so, business executive and former St. John the Baptist Parish administration official Randy S. Vincent is formally announcing his intention to seek the office of parish president for St. John the Baptist Parish.

The election is set for Oct. 12.

Vincent has a long business history encompassing many industries, including housing, transportation, technology, healthcare and project funding.

He has an equally as impressive background in public service as he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the parish from 2012 – 2014.

Prior to that appointment, Vincent served as Regional Manager for Durham School Services, Director of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services and Client Customer Service Advocate MBNA Bank, which is now Bank of America.

He has also served on numerous boards including St. John Parish Library Board, Louisiana Workforce Commission and Salvation Army, Imperial Calcasieu Metropolitan Planning Committee, just to name a few.

A native of Lake Charles, Vincent is a graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University at Nacogdoches, Texas.

Additionally, he has earned certifications in National Incident Management System (NIMS), Community Transportation Management and Hazardous Material Handling, and is a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister.

He currently serves as Interim Pastor of St. Michael Baptist Church. Personally, Vincent has been married for 36 years to Bernadette and they have two grown daughters.