Meet the Candidate: Beth Mizell

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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This is part of the Meet the Candidate series for the upcoming elections.

The candidate featured here is Beth Mizell who is running for State Senate District 12.

Why did you decide to run?
I am running for re-election to my third, and because of term limits, my final term.  I ran the first time and now for the same reason-to bring a voice for our area to Baton Rouge to allow rural areas like ours to be heard.  

What is your occupation/current employer?
I was a Preschool Owner/Director and was retired before my election in 2016.

What makes you the right choice?
I believe I am the right choice because I have listened to the concerns of the people in the District and worked on their needs.  While in Baton Rouge I have worked with various people in power in order to bring solutions to this area, whether it’s in funding for projects to enhance Bogue Chitto State Park or attention to our urgent need for broadband connectivity.

What do you want to accomplish if elected?
I hope to be re-elected so I can continue to work on improving education, economic progress and opportunities and especially to tie these two areas of concern together.  Education creates the workforce of tomorrow and we must look at programs provided to our kids with skills needed for the future in mind.  Also, Louisiana ranks at the bottom in many things but we can certainly do better with maternal health care and caring for our infants and children.  Funding for broadband has been expanded and I believe in the next few years all of Louisiana should be connected.  We have an opportunity to provide rural areas with new opportunities for education, telehealth and connectivity.  That is a step I’ve waited to see so I hope to continue working on those areas of need.  

Again, I am proud and dedicated to serve the people of District 12.  This area is my home and I want our kids to have a future that keeps them here with prosperous and healthy families.  I want Louisiana to take the lead in a positive way so we can turn the state into a place that draws folks back and keeps them here.