It's official, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has a new President and Vice President. CPPJ spokesperson Tom Hoefer announced the election took place January 6 during their regular scheduled meeting where jury members elected Tony Stelly as its 2022 president, replacing Brian Abshire who currently serves District 4. Anthony Bartie will serve as CPPJ's newly elected Vice President.  Both members come highly qualified to assume the new roles of service. Stelly in particular has been down this road with the CPPJ before since being elected in 2003.

This will mark the second time that Stelly has served as president of the Police Jury. He was elected Vice President in 2007 and then President in 2008. Stelly will represent  District 10 for the fourth time, overseeing Iowa, Bell City/Hayes, Gillis, Topsy, Manchester, LeBleu Settlement, and Holmwood, served three terms until 2016. In 2019 he returned to his formal seat. Tony Stelly and his wife Pam are lifelong residents of Iowa and the proud owners of Advantage Tire & Service. They have two children, attend St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Iowa. where Stelly serves as president of the Church Council.

Anthony Bartie was elected in 2019 and represents District 9 which includes the City of Lake Charles, a portion of Ward 3, and a Notary Public. Bartie attends Throne of Grace Fellowship Church and serves on the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of SWLA. He and his wife Cecilia have one daughter and four grandchildren. This marks the first time Bartie has had an opportunity to serve as Vice President.

On behalf of the city and surrounding areas, we wish them both congratulations and hope they will serve with a character and commitment to their community.

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