Julie Blouin Announces Her Candidacy for Ascension Parish School Board

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Julie Blouin

Julie Blouin announced her campaign for Ascension Parish School Board, District 3.  The district covers portions of north eastern Gonzales, extending south to Hwy-75 near the northern boundary of Donaldsonville, and as far west as the Ascension Parish border opposite Hwy 405.   Among the schools represented by District 3 are Gonzales Primary School, Gonzales Middle School, and East Ascension High School.  

The following information was derived from the United States Census Bureau and the campaign’s website: https://www.facebook.com/Vote4JulieBlouin

“I am running for office to stand for equality, children and education for our community.  As of 2013, then number of persons under the age of 18 in Ascension Parish exceeded 27%.  That means that more than one quarter of our citizens are being directly influenced by the policies of this school board.  I am concerned that if this census number continues to climb, and if this trend becomes the new norm, the innovation and potential of the millennial generation will become stifled by chronically low expectations or by failed policies of career politicians.  Personal responsibility, combined with parental involvement, sound policy, and innovative tools will move Ascension forward and improve the lives of its diverse citizens.”