Betty Sawyer Smith announces candidacy for City Councilman at Large


Greetings Natchitoches City Residents:

I am Betty Sawyer Smith and with support and encouragement from family and friends, I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the office of city councilman at large for the April 4, 2020 election. I am a graduate of Northwestern State University. I was employed for 34 years as administrative assistant for the 10th judicial district court, retiring in 2015. I currently work as a substitute teacher for the Natchitoches Parish school board.

I am the mother of two children, and the proud grandmother of four wonderful grandchildren. I am an active member of the Natchitoches parish voters and civic league, NAACP and Natchitoches voters and civic league foundation, Inc., serving as vice president., general member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, board member and former secretary for council on aging, board member and treasurer for Natchitoches Fuller Center for housing, formerly Habitat for Humanity, and a member of the krewe of excellence.

I have worked with the Stop the Violence program, which is dedicated to helping youth direct their energy in a positive manner to ensure a safer community, and the annual back to school backpack giveaway program. As your councilman at large, I will collaboratively work with the council members and mayor to work on improving the infrastructure to the city, in particularly, drainage, streets and sewage. I will study ways to grow our community and diligently work to encourage new businesses and industry to Natchitoches which would provide better paying jobs, allowing people to be self reliant and better able to provide for their families.

I pledge to be visible in the community, listen to your concerns, be your voice and accountable to you the voters. I believe working together, we can make Natchitoches a thriving city, a safer and better place to live, work and raise a family and we can all feel proud to call Natchitoches home. Over the next few weeks, as I campaign door to door, I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

If I miss you, I humbly ask that you please consider voting for me #175 for councilman at large on April 4, 2020.

If you would like to contribute to the campaign, please make donations payable to: Betty Sawyer Smith campaign, 218 N. Melrose Ave., Natchitoches LA 71457 or at any Bank of Montgomery branch. You may contact candidate at: or by calling 318-332-8668. I welcome your prayers and thank you in advance for your vote and support.

Vote #175

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