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Agee named Bossier’s registrar of voters


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Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune | Janet Burks (left) with Stephanie Agee (right).

Bossier Parish Police Jury members voted unanimously to name Stephanie Agee the new parish registrar of voters.

Agee was selected out of four candidates during interviews April 6. She received a unanimous recommendation by the Policy & Procedures Committee.

 

Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune | Stephanie Agee hugs Bossier Clerk of Court Cindy Johnston following the police jury's vote to name her the registrar of voters.
Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune | Stephanie Agee hugs Bossier Clerk of Court Cindy Johnston following the police jury’s vote to name her the registrar of voters.

Committee chairman Freddy Shewmake said finalists for the position were selected from 15 applications. He said Agee has an outstanding background and has been quite successful in the work she has previously done.

“To get a unanimous vote, you had to be really good because we had some great applicants with outstanding resumes. All of the candidates would have done well, but she was head and shoulders above the rest,” Shewmake said. “We’re not going to miss a beat with this change.”

Agee, who has worked in the Bossier Parish Clerk of Court’s office for roughly 12 years, will replace her mother, Janet Burks, who is retiring as registrar after a 45-year career in the office. Burks is officially stepping down on May 31.

Police Jury President Wanda Bennett was very impressed with the knowledge Agee has of the position. Due to timing, Bennett said she feels confident in the transition that will take place before Burks’ exit.

“It’s almost like she’s a specialist coming in,” Bennett said. “The timing of this change made what [Agee] said even more important. I’m glad that it has worked out this way.”

Agee said she is elated by the police jury’s vote and looks forward to her new job as Bossier’s Registrar of Voters.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity,” Agee said. “It’s going to be a change, but not a huge change. I’ve worked elections for a really long time so I’m looking forward to this.”