West Feliciana parish president announces early retirement

WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Parish President Kevin Couhig announced Monday morning he will be stepping down from his position over West Feliciana Parish early.

In a lengthy statement on Facebook, Couhig says he sent his notice to the parish council on April 16 announcing his intentions to retire on December 10. He says setting the date now will allow the council to call for an election in November.

His full statement reads:

This morning I sent a notice to the Parish Council of my intention to retire from my position as President of West Feliciana Parish on December 10th of this year. Setting the date now will allow the Council to call for an election in November with a run off, if needed, in December. Since these are already election dates, there should be no additional cost to the Parish for the election. There are other people who can do a good job in this position and I encourage them to step forward in the coming months.

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