[Monroe, LA, April 7, 2019] Stewart Cathey, Jr. (R), Monroe, is formally announcing his candidacy for the 33rd District Louisiana State Senate, which encompasses portions of Ouachita, Morehouse, Union, West Carroll, Lincoln, and Claiborne Parishes. Senator Mike Walsworth, who is term-limited and therefore cannot run for reelection, currently holds the office. Stewart’s Ouachita Parish roots and strong family ties in Morehouse and Union Parish make him the natural favorite to succeed Senator Walsworth.
Stewart is a lifelong resident of Ouachita Parish. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a Managing Partner of the Cathey Group. In addition to serving as managing partner, he also manages the Cathey Group’s commercial and agricultural real estate holdings. Stewart is a member of and attends church services at First West. Stewart is actively involved in several area non-profits. He has served on the boards of the YMCA, Warrior Foundation, and Monroe Kiwanis and is very active in other organizations at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Stewart, a Major in the US Army Reserve, is a decorated combat veteran of the Global War on Terror who volunteered for multiple tours to Afghanistan (2009 & 2016). During his combat deployments to Afghanistan, Stewart put his expertise in program and project management to use by managing over $250 million in key Infrastructure Development projects while also mentoring Afghan Military Leaders. In addition to deployments to Afghanistan, Stewart has also served following Hurricanes Katrina and Maria.
Stewart has dedicated his life to service and representing Louisiana’s 33rd District is his next step in continuing that service. “After being encouraged by numerous friends, neighbors, and business colleagues to run for this seat, I am officially kicking off my campaign today. I love Louisiana, which is why I have chosen to make it my home,” Stewart said.
Stewart also stated, “Over the past several years, Louisiana has faced a number of challenges. It will take new ideas, a fresh vision, and youthful energy to overcome the challenges of the past and forge together onward to a safe and prosperous future! I hope that you will join me and let’s send the next generation of leaders to Baton Rouge!”
Adam Terry, Chief of Staff to former Congressman Rodney Alexander has been hired as General Consultant. The campaign fundraising efforts will be led by Allee Bautsch and the Bautsch Group. “We have put a team together of the brightest minds in politics that bring a fresh approach to campaigns just as I plan to do when I’m elected to the Senate 33,” Stewart stated. Over the next couple of months, his campaign will focus on rolling out his platform, continuing to work to meet and listen to the people of Louisiana’s 33rd district, and fundraising.
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