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Mayor Mizell seeking re-election in fall

Incumbent Bogalusa Mayor Charles Mizell announced his bid for re-election on Friday, Sept. 5. According to his announcement, in his first term as mayor, he has created a vision and laid a foundation for a better Bogalusa. Among the significant achievements in his first term have been the restoration and improvement of Cassidy Park, the transformation of Louisiana Avenue from Memphis to Masonic Streets and the revitalization of the Columbia Street Main Street District.

“There is more to come,” said Mizell. “We are tackling many tough issues that have been around for years. I intend to finish what we started in giving Bogalusa a better foundation on which to grow. I emphasize the ‘we.’ I have had a very supportive City Council who has worked with me. I also have hard working people who make many of our dreams a reality.”

Mizell has long been active in public service as a volunteer. He currently serves on the Washington Parish Reservoir Commission. In 2010 he was elected mayor of the City of Bogalusa. According to his announcement, his love of community and vision for Bogalusa has allowed him to lead the City of Bogalusa with a progressive and positive message. His slogan, Building a Better Bogalusa, he said, defines the many recent improvements that have been made in Bogalusa and is the rallying cry for more improvements to come.