BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Livingston Parish School Board member announced her candidacy for state representative.

Kellee Hennessy Dickerson, who was re-elected to the parish school board in 2022, is running to represent District 64 in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

“I view myself as a public servant, having a passion for giving back and trying to make a difference in our community. During my 12 years on the Livingston Parish School Board, I’ve worked tirelessly to improve our educational system for all of us; but most importantly, our precious children,” said Hennessy Dickerson. “I will bring that determination and experience to the Louisiana House of Representatives to create legislation that will improve education state-wide, protect traditional family values, and support new jobs in Louisiana.”

According to her announcement, she will also focus on efforts to get state funding for road projects, improve drainage and make sure taxpayer dollars are benefitting families and businesses.

“Locally owned, small businesses are the backbone of Livingston Parish and Louisiana’s economy. My experience as a small business owner gives me a unique perspective to the challenges small businesses face, and I will be able to use this knowledge when elected to the House of Representatives to be a voice for small businesses,” she says.

The election is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.