Police jury votes in new appointments

Webster Parish Clerk of Court Holli Vining administers the oath of office to Adam Lee.

By Paige Nash

The Webster Parish Police Jury called a special meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 10 in the Webster Parish Police Jury Meeting Room to approve the appointment of Cayla Cox to fill the unexpired term of her husband Nick Cox, Juror for District #8. Nick Cox resigned January 1 prior to his swearing in to serve as the new Mayor of Minden.  

Cayla Cox was not in attendance at the meeting due to starting chemo treatments following a recent breast cancer diagnosis.  

Mayor Cox took to Facebook this past Sunday asking for prayers for his wife and family as they begin her cancer journey.  

He said, “Please pray for Cayla and our family as we spend this year getting her cancer free. She starts Tuesday with 24 weeks of chemo. We are so thankful and blessed to be surrounded with a community of prayer warriors and caring people. We are people of faith, and our hope is in the Lord.” 

Also on the agenda was the appointment of Adam Lee to fill the unexpired term of Benjamin “Ed” Jordan for District #12, who recently moved out of his district after accepting a job offer in South Louisiana. 

Lee said, “Ed called me and asked me about this, and this was nothing that I ever thought I would pursue on my own, so I told him I would pray about it. It was one of those things where there weren’t any negatives. I am getting an opportunity that most wouldn’t get to be appointed instead of elected, so I figured I would give it a shot. Maybe we can help some people and do some good.” 

Both appointments were approved by the jury with terms set to expire January 7, 2024.  

Following congratulations and adjournment of the official meeting, Lee was sworn in by Webster Parish Clerk of Court Holli Vining. Cox will be sworn in at a later date.  

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