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Murray to run for District 21 Louisiana House seat

SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT

VIDALIA — Guy Murray, a lifelong resident of Vidalia, announced his candidacy for State Representative in House District 21. District 21 is comprised of parts of Concordia, Catahoula, East Carroll, Madison and Tensas Parishes. The district is currently represented by Andy Anders, who is not allowed to seek another term because of term limits. The election is October 12.

Murray is a project manager at the civil engineering and land surveying firm of Bryant Hammett & Associates in Ferriday, and is currently the Concordia Parish Director of Homeland Security. Guy served for three years on the Concordia Parish Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, and in 2014 was voted “Male Concordian of the Year.”

During the 2011 Mississippi River spring flooding event, Guy served as project manager for the emergency flood protection services that protected the levees, the Vidalia Riverfront area and the town’s groundwater supply. He assisted the City of Vidalia in all aspects of restoration and cleanup when the flood waters subsided.

Guy has long felt a calling to public service. He is the son of Scoop and Zelma Murray of Vidalia, and the grandson of former Vidalia Mayor Sidney A. Murray, whose public service and hard work helped develop the area.

“I come from a family of public servants and they have instilled in me the value of hard work and public service. I am dedicated to serving the community that I grew up in and will represent the values of District 21 in the state Legislature,” Murray said.

Guy attended Vidalia High School, LSU and Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez. He and his wife Kally have three children – Jady, Hayden and Logann. They attend First Baptist Church of Vidalia.

“I will work to bring economic opportunities and good paying jobs to the district,” said Murray. “Quality education. A good paying job. Good roads and access to affordable healthcare. Those are the things the people of our area want, and that’s what I’ll focus on in the Legislature.”

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