WALKER — Jim Goins says that if elected to the Walker Board of Aldermen he will be a strong advocate for law enforcement, youth programs and schools.
“This is a growing community of young families, and the issues that are important to them are public safety, education and wholesome recreational choices,” the Republican says.
Goins, 64, says he will be an alderman who “stands up for what is right for Walker.”
An engineering professional and Air Force veteran, Goins says he would bring to the job decades of experience in infrastructure construction and maintenance. A senior construction manager for Englobal Engineering Corp. he is retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp.
The city is working with the state to widen the La. 447 overpass and to improve intersections on U.S. 190. The community recently completed a comprehensive master plan that lays out strategies for future roadway expansions, he says.
“With the opening of Our Lady of the Lake Livingston this fall and the tremendous growth that is expected to follow, Walker needs to get ahead of the curve to ensure our infrastructure can handle it,” Goins says, adding that the next board of aldermen must be proactive.
“We all want to make sure Walker retains everything we have come to love about it — the small-town atmosphere, the friendly people, a negligible crime rate and some of the best schools in Louisiana,” Goins says. “But we also do want conveniences — like more nice restaurants and additional places to shop — that we currently have to drive elsewhere to find.”
The Walker High School graduate attended Southeastern Louisiana University and is a Vietnam veteran.
To reach Jim Goins for more information, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The election is Nov. 6.
Other candidates in the race are Frieda Addison (R), Jonathan Davis (R), Tracy J. Girlinghouse (R), Gary Griffin (R), Debra Keller (D), Other candidates in the race are Frieda Addison (R), Jonathan Davis (R), Tracy J. Girlinghouse (R), “Jim” Goins (R), Gary Griffin (R), Debra Keller (D), Scarlett Milton Major (R), James B. Phillips (R), Paul Roberts Jr. (R), “Jack” Summerell (R), “Bernie” Torres-Gryzbac (R), John Wilder (R).