Parish of East Feliciana, Louisiana
President Louis Kent
A graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton, Louisiana, Kent attended Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a retired school bus driver with 31 years of service and also worked for Garners Auto Supply for 30 years.
Kent has served on the East Feliciana Parish Police Jury representing District 7 for over 26 years, being elected to serve as president 10 of those years.
Kent is a member of Mt.Calvary Baptist Church, were he has served as a deacon for 20 years, a member of RKM Primary Care Board, Quad Area Action Agency Board, East Feliciana Council on Aging Board and Woodland Volunteer Fire Department.
Kent, and his wife Joyce of 36 years, have together raised five children and guided five grandchildren.
East Feliciana Parish
The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury is the governing body of the parish and consists of nine representatives elected by district.
The parish was part of Feliciana Parish, which was founded and named in 1810 by Spanish rulers, who then controlled the territory. Feliciana is derived from a Spanish rendering of the French name “Felicité”, which means happiness. The Spanish governor named it in honor of his wife, Marie Felicité.