Hart Announces Campaign For City Council District A Seat
Written by Special to KBEF on January 20, 2021
Filing period for the Minden City Council for District A and District D seats is January 20-22, 2021 for the March 20th special election. Any qualified candidate that would like to make an announcement regarding their candidacy, may send their information to KASO/KBEF Radio, 410 Lakeshore Dr. Minden, LA 71055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to receive information is January 22nd.
Minden, LA January 20, 2021 –
Today, a mom of triplets in Minden, Louisiana, filed papers to run for the city council opening in District A, with the intention of improving the quality of life for not just her children but all children in the community. Mandi Sills Hart (Independent), the only woman in the race, announced her candidacy live from the Webster Parish Courthouse.
The current seat was vacated by former Councilman Herbert Taylor (D) in March of 2020, after resigning from his seat.
Mrs. Hart, originally from West Monroe, LA, chose to call Minden home in 2008 after marrying life-long resident, Donny Hart, son of Don and Betty Hart. The couple have 10 year old triplets who attend E.S. Richardson Elementary. Mrs. Hart is running for the open council position to help make Minden better for her children.
“I chose to raise my children in Minden because I truly love the spirit of the people who live here,” said Mrs. Hart. “I want to put my talents, not only as a mother, but a community leader, to use to make Minden a better place for all of our children.”
Since 2008, Mrs. Hart has served the Minden community at Minden Medical Center. Ten of those years were spent as a Registered Nurse delivering babies in the Labor and Delivery Unit and seven years leading the staff as the Director of Labor and Delivery and Women’s Services. Currently she is the Director of Business Development and Physician Relations. Mrs. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies from Louisiana Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). Mrs. Hart is very active in many leadership roles across Minden and regional organizations and brings a sharp wit and heart of service to the community.
“It is important for all of us to understand that what happens in the City of Minden affects all of the local residents in all districts,” she added. “It is my desire to work collaboratively with fellow council members and the mayor to create a place we can all be proud to call home.”
(Submitted by Mandi Hart)