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Assumption sheriff takes reins of state group

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack has been sworn as the 69th president of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association.

The Advocate reports Waguespack promised Tuesday that the voices of the state's smaller sheriff's offices will be heard during his tenure.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso, the outgoing association president, banged the gavel one last time after Waguespack was sworn in.

Waguespack said Assumption Parish has 24,000 people and his office does not have the finances that larger sheriff's offices in the state have.

Waguespack, a Democrat, said the group will have decisions to make during the next major election cycle when the organization weighs in on Congressional seats in 2014 and the open Louisiana governor's race in 2015.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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