Heather Cloud formally announces candidacy in open Senate District 28 seat
Heather Cloud, former mayor of Turkey Creek, announced her campaign for state senate in District 28 at the Turkey Creek Community Center on Monday, July 1.
District 28 includes Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, and St. Landry Parishes.
“I am officially announcing my candidacy for state senate,” Cloud said. “If elected, I will be a bold conservative voice in the legislature. I am a proud wife, mom, business owner and public servant. I am running to build a better Louisiana based on smaller government, a stronger economy and protecting our values. We can turn this state around, but it won’t happen if we simply keep doing the same things and voting the same way, yet expecting different results. I’ve brought results in private business, I’ve brought results for my town as its mayor, and I will bring results as your next state senator. For over 16 years, I have successfully operated multiple million dollar budgets in both private and governmental business. Having served in local government, I understand that to build a better community we have to all be willing to do our part. Government does not make Louisiana great, it’s our people and our way of life that make our state the best place to live and raise a family. It’s time we make government work as hard as our people do.”
Cloud is the mother of two sons, Logan, 16, and Ethan, 12.
“The decisions made at the federal, state and local levels today affect our children’s ability to raise their families here and have good-paying jobs tomorrow,” Cloud said. “I want our children to have the opportunity to grow old here in Louisiana and not have to leave our state to find opportunity. As business owners in the trucking industry, my husband and I have seen first hand the devastating impact the failure to invest in infrastructure has had on our economy. We have also seen what taxes and ridiculous regulations can do to an economy. As a mom, I have sought to teach my children the values of faith, hard work and to never give up on your dreams. I want to take my experience and put it to work on behalf of district 28.”