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Greg Beard announces his candidacy for Rapides district court judge

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Attorney Greg Beard announced today that he will be a candidate for Rapides Parish District Court Judge in the election scheduled for November 4th.

This seat will be vacant due to the retirement of Judge Harry Randow.

In a press release, Beard stated, “I seek this position of public trust firm in the conviction that I offer the right experience along with the energy, commitment and dedication needed to serve our community and serve justice well.”

Beard, 49, is a Republican. He is a courtroom attorney with 23 years of legal practice. He was born and raised in Rapides Parish and graduated from Alexandria Senior High School. Beard attended LSUA and graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge. He is a Southern University Law School graduate. He is a member of the Louisiana and Alexandria Bar Associations with an extensive practice in civil litigation. He is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and a member of the Sheriff’s Dive & Rescue Team.

Beard has served as President of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club and was elected Governor of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District. In this role, he has traveled to lend his leadership to worthy Kiwanis Club projects in those states.

Beard is a member of the National Rifle Association. He says he is an avid outdoorsman who supports and defends our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. “Our judges and courtrooms are often the last chance that our society has to be protected from violent criminals.” said Beard. “I believe that those who commit violent crimes should be dealt with by imposing maximum sentences and that is exactly what I will do."

Greg Beard and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of a son, Tyler, age 18. They are longtime active members of Calvary Baptist Church. Greg is a member and former chairman of the Deacon Board. “The bedrock principals of my faith guide my life," said Beard. “These are the basic principals that will guide my service as judge” he continued. “I pledge to serve the people of our community with energy, dedication and fairness.”
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