Hull in running for State Representative, District 81

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Kevin Hull

Kevin Hull has announced his candidacy for state representative in House District 81. This newly reconstituted district includes most of Livingston Parish and parts of Ascension, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes.

Hull, 48, is a Livingston Parish resident  of the Port Vincent area. Kevin and his wife, the former  Sonya Bankston, a doctor of veterinary medicine,  have just celebrated their 26th anniversary. They have a son, Nathan, who is 17.. The Hull’s worship at Gray’s Creek Baptist Church. Kevin Hull is a Democrat.

Kevin has worked for Honeywell for the past 19 years, where he is an electrical and instrumentation technician.

“I am not a career politician bellying up at the trough again. I am not a politician at all,” Hull said. “I am a blue-collar worker that will bring a common sense approach to Louisiana government. These are difficult times in our state due to the economic downturn brought on by Wall Street Bankers who never lose. Our state is faced with difficult budget choices.” Hull added, “Help me to ensure that the working families of District 81 aren’t the losers. I ask you for your vote on Oct. 22.”

Kevin is an active outdoorsman and an outspoken advocate for hunters rights at the state and federal level. He is a member of  Ducks Unlimited  and  the East Ascension Sportsman League.

He is a proponent of greater access to state lands and waterways for all citizens.

Kevin believes his life experience has prepared him to represent the people of southeast Louisiana.

“My parents were the owners of a small business. I understand the dedication, effort and commitment that small business owners must make every day in order to keep their doors open,” Kevin says. “If they don’t provide the drive, their businesses will not succeed. State government needs to pay more attention to helping the small businesses that we already have in Louisiana,” Kevin says. “They are the number one creator of new jobs and Louisiana needs to do more to ensure that they have the access to the tools and resources they need to continue to grow. District 81 is situated in one of the fastest growing areas of the state,” Kevin adds. “We need ensure that the state provides the attention and resources we need so that we can grow in a way that preserves our sense of community and the quality of life that attracted so many of us to this area. My commitment to the voters of House District 81 is to communicate regularly with you about what is going on in Baton Rouge and to actively listen to your concerns about policies and initiatives of state government and how they affect you,” Hull said. “I’ve been a working man all of my adult life. My wife Sonya and I have been blessed with the ability to work and make a good life for ourselves and our family. I believe every Louisiana citizen should have the opportunity to do the sam, to get a good education and to have the ability to develop the skills and knowledge that can enable them to succeed.

“Government needs to work for working people, not just the special interests. My commitment to you is to work hard to ensure that your voices are heard and your interests are represented.

“I look forward to meeting you on the campaign trail and hearing what you have to say about our district and our state.”

House District 81 is a newly created district that is based in Livingston, Ascension, St. James and St. John the Baptists parishes.

Here is a breakdown of the precincts by parish:

Ascension Parish:  35, 40.

Livingston Parish: 13-A, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 43.

Saint James Parish: 03, 04, 05, 06, 09.

Saint John the Baptist Parish: Ward 2-01, 2-02, 2-03, 2-04; Ward 3-01.

If you vote in any of these precincts, you can vote for Kevin Hull on October 22.

Hull is campaigning actively throughout the district now.

You can follow his campaign and get involved in it via his