Cayla Cox to fill husband’s unexpired term as police juror

Nick Cox holds the Bible as his wife Cayla (left) takes the Oath of Office from Webster Parish Clerk of Court Holli Vining.

By Paige Nash

Cayla Cox was sworn into office by Webster Parish Clerk of Court Holli Vining on Tuesday, January 17. She is now officially the new police juror for District #8.  

Cox said, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve District #8 as their police juror. It is an honor to have been appointed and I will do all I can to serve the citizens.” 

This is following an approved appointment made by the Webster Parish Police Jury at a special meeting that took place on January 10. The jury approved Cayla to fill the unexpired term of her husband Nick Cox, who had to resign from the jury prior to swearing in as the new Mayor of Minden.  

Cayla could not be in attendance at the January 10 meeting due to receiving her first round of chemo following a recent breast cancer diagnosis. 

Mayor Cox recommended his wife to fill the remainder of his term. 

“I recommended Cayla to fill the remainder of my term, but the decision was totally up to the jury,” said Mayor Cox. “I have had this recommendation in place since 2016, when I first became a juror. I have many reasons for recommending Cayla. She knows what a juror does, she knows what the jury is working on, she knows all the other jurors and they know her, and she is extremely hardworking and dedicated to everything she does.” 

Along with Cayla, the jury also approved the appointment of Adam Lee to serve out the remainder of Benjamin “Ed” Jordan’s term for District #12. 

The two new faces will join the rest of the jury at the next scheduled meeting on February 7 in the meeting room of the Courthouse Annex at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.  

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