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Peggy Millet-Joseph running for clerk of court

Peggy Millet-Joseph said she is very honored, humbled and excited to announce her candidacy for St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court.

“I am a wife, mother, grandmother, a public servant and a lifelong resident of St. John the Baptist Parish,” Millet-Joseph said. “I am the daughter of Geraldine Millet and the late Claude “Pepper” Millet.  My father died a month ago, and it was always his desire for me to run for office because he knew my heart for people. I am just so sorry that he’s not here to witness this, but Daddy ‘your girl is doing it.’

“Anyone that knows me knows that I put 100 percent in everything that I do. This will be no different. I have it in my heart to use my knowledge and experience in government, and as a leader for the betterment of my community and the St. John Parish Clerk of Court office.”

Millet-Joseph has been involved in a government as an assistant to State Rep. Randal Gaines, who is also an attorney.

“This position, my interactions with state, local and federal government and through experience, I have learned a tremendous amount about politics, government, court and the criminal justice system,” she said. “I won’t sit here and talk about quick fixes, spout off clever slogans or make empty promises. At the end of the day, I want to use my skills and gifts to the best of my ability and will act with integrity and morals in any position I hold.”

Millet-Joseph said she will work to reform the antiquated office, provide a fresh perspective and work with staff to create a new website and social media platforms to reach more people.

“I plan to visit schools, churches and public meetings to develop a familiarity with the Clerk position and help any way that I can,” she said.

“Good candidates and leaders are ones willing to stick their neck out to make a difference and despite of how uncomfortable it may be at times to run for a political position. I truly believe that it is my time and that I am being used for a greater purpose in St. John the Baptist Parish. I may not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have when you use your voice.”