Leadership, Management Skills Vital Assets, Says McAllister in Announcing for Sheriff’s Post

 Campaign announcement

Josh McAllister is a candidate for Winn Parish Sheriff.  Josh, along with his wife, Toni McManus McAllister and their son, Landry Cole (11) are lifelong residents of Winn Parish and members of New Jerusalem Baptist Church.  McAllister is a 2002 graduate of WSHS and married his high school sweet heart, Toni McManus in 2004.  McAllister then worked his way through Northwestern State University, graduating with a degree from the college of business with a minor in Political Science in 2009.  

After a brief stint in the oil and gas industry, McAllister began working for his family’s logging business in 2006.  McManus Timber Co., Inc. was started in 1983 by Tony and Liz McManus.  In 2011, McAllister became Vice President of McManus Timber Co., Inc. and has played a vital role in the company’s expansion and growth.

In 2016, McAllister was elected to the Winn Parish Police Jury, District 3, where he served as VP of the WPPJ for his first term.  In 2019, Josh went in unopposed and in January 2020 was elected president of the WPPJ.  

A Proven Leader, Josh has successfully navigated floods, tornadoes, a pandemic, an ice storm and a hurricane during his leadership at the WPPJ.  These events showed the citizens of Winn Parish what we can accomplish if we all work together.  

McAllister has filed his position papers with the clerk of court. As an overview, McAllister will establish a drug task force working with outside entities.  Place a trained member of the WPSO at each school and have a training for all prior to the school year.  Hire and retain officers from all parts of the parish.  Hire officers that are trained paramedics so that life saving aid can be administered by first responders on the scene.  All sporting events will be escorted by a member of WPSO. Rehabilitation and work force development training will be provided in our jail.  We will work with all governing entities of Winn Parish through cooperative endeavors.  WPSO will work with the Heart of Louisiana Humane Society to find a solution to animal control in the parish.  Set up an advisory board with members from throughout the parish.  Keep the finances of the WPSO transparent so that the citizens of Winn Parish can see how their tax dollars are being used.  To get a full look at Josh McAllister’s position papers please go to www.winntogether.com or Facebook at “Josh McAllister for Sheriff” 

Josh McAllister knows that one is only as good as the people that he surrounds himself with, that is why McAllister has formed a great team that will round the sheriff’s office out.  With Mike Gilliam signing on as chief deputy, they will form the perfect team for administration and policing.  

Early voting is Sept 30 – Oct 7

Election day is Oct 14

Please consider voting for Josh McAllister for Sheriff #47

McAllister for Sheriff Headquarters are located at 301 E. Main St. in Winnfield, La 71483

Call with any questions 318-332-9699