We need to make our area, Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, a magnet for jobs and business opportunities. I will work closely with job creators to create the nation’s best business climate… right here in Louisiana. We need to remove regulations that stifle growth and reduce taxes on businesses. Government must get out of the way and let Americans do what we do best.
We owe our children an education that provides a life with opportunities. Our children must be able to compete with kids around the world… not just down the street. We need standards that set a path for true success for every child, and schools that are worthy of our children.
Southeastern Louisiana University is a vital part of our Northshore community. Higher Ed, in general, is critical to our state’s future. I will fight hard to protect funding for higher education, especially at SLU. Budget crises have now become annual events… and healthcare and higher ed usually receive the bulk of the cuts because of Louisiana’s arcane maze of dedications that protects funding for lower priority items. As your senator, I will address these issues directly and help to bring fiscal responsibility to the State Capitol.
We must do everything possible to protect the lives of the unborn, defend people of faith from discrimination in the public square, and preserve the Louisiana values that have served our state so well for 200 years.
We must be vigilant in our efforts to protect every citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed to us by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. A lot is changing in America these days, but I want to make sure that the generations to come enjoy the same hunting and fishing that we know… and that we always maintain the ability to defend ourselves.
Beth Mizell is a mother, grandmother, businesswoman and community volunteer who is running for Louisiana State Senate in District 12. Beth ran for this seat in 2011 and received 49.4% of the vote.
Beth is ready to offer common sense solutions to address the challenges facing our state and region. To keep Louisiana moving forward, she believes that we need real answers… not the same old sound bites from politicians… and not the same old politicians.
Beth Sherman Mizell is a lifelong resident of the Northshore. She grew up in Bogalusa and moved to St. Tammany Parish, where she operated a business for 15 years. She now lives in Franklinton. In 2012, Beth lost her high school sweetheart and husband of 41 years, Bob, to cancer. She is the mother of two grown children and is expecting her sixth grandchild in May 2015. Beth’s daughter, Julie, is a teacher. Her son, Josh, is a U.S. Marine combat veteran who is now contracted with the State Department. The Mizell family has been committed for decades to public service...and to the education of our children.
Beth has been an active Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) since 2001, where she is appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Beth has spent her career as an educator, owning and operating a preschool in St. Tammany for 15 years, and then working with a national education firm. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton.