Aug 4, 2014 3:20 PM by KATC
Ken Stansbury--a financial advisor, a First Lt. in the Louisiana Air National Guard, and community service leader--has announced his candidacy for the Youngsville City Council Division D seat.
"People that know me know that I'm not one to sit on the sidelines when there's a job to be done. The job of making Youngsville a better city is not done. We live in one of the fastest growing cities in Louisiana and with growth comes challenges such as traffic, drainage, water, and alarger population of students in our schools. I am running for City Council to tackle these challenges head-on and help lead Youngsville to a better future," Stansbury says.
Stansbury grew up in Lafayette, graduated from Lafayette High and ULL, and earned his MBA from University of Phoenix. While at ULL, he was a member of the Ragin Cajun football team. He has been a resident of Youngsville for several years. A financial advisor with Cornerstone Financial Group, Stansbury serves in the Louisiana Air National Guard as the Intelligence Officer for the 122d Air Support Operations Squadron.
Stansbury says he served an active member of the Rotary Club of Lafayette South, served as club president and as assistant district governor for the three Rotary Clubs in Lafayette. For the past two years, he led a group of Rotarians and other volunteers in delivering the Choices Workshop to approximately 45008th graders at every public middle school in Lafayette Parish.
Stansbury notes that his past leadership experience includes service as president of the board of directors for the YMCA of Acadiana, as a past member of the LEDA Industrial Board, and as volleyball coordinator for Broussard-Youngsville Youth Association. Stansbury says that he also was a member of the Youngsville Chamber of Commerce and was selected for Leadership Lafayette class 27.
Stansbury cites both private sector expertise, gained over years as a practicing Financial Advisor, and military expertise, earned from 8 years of service in the Louisiana Air National Guard. Stansbury says he is uniquely qualified to be a leader not only on today's issues, but also for what lies ahead.
"I would like every citizen of Youngsville to be a part of our future. If elected, I will strive to let every voice be heard and have a greater tomorrow," Stansbury explains.
Stansbury and his wife Jodi have three children, all of whom attend school in Youngsville.
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