Robert W. Holloway is seeking re-election to the District 6 school board position. He has been a resident of the district for nine years and has lived in Minden for 63 years.
For 30 years, Holloway has been married to Vicki, who has been a special needs teacher in the Webster Parish school system for 40 years. Stepson, Brad Carrigan and daughter-in-law, Holli live in Minden, while stepdaughter Kristi Carrigan lives in Princeton.
"With two grandchildren that attend school in the Webster Parish school system, I have a vested interest in making the system as strong and successful as possible," Holloway said.
After graduation from Minden High School in 1968, a bachelor's degree was earned at Northwestern State University. Later, a master's degree in counseling and a plus-30 was achieved at Louisiana Tech University.
For 45 years, Holloway was a part of the Webster Parish school system. He attended school at Stewart Elementary for grades 1-5 and grades 6-8 at Lowe Junior High. In 1968, he graduated from Minden High School.
From December 1972 through January 2006, he served as a teacher, guidance counselor and coach at Doyline and Sibley-Lakeside high schools.
"This 33-year period was a series of educational experiences that I feel well qualifies me for the job," Holloway said.
Serving as District 6 member from January 2011 to January 2015, Holloway has not missed a meeting or a vote. He helped re-establish the 4X4 block system back to Lakeside and Minden High.
Holloway also established the Award of Excellence for students in the system who have achieved at a state or national level. He supported the return of the unitary system and opposed the Common Core Curriculum as being untested. Holloway also supported the term limit amendment of three terms.
If re-elected, Holloway sees several areas he will continue to work on. One at the top is the teacher salary freeze.
"I made a commitment to return 10 percent of my salary each month to the system as long as the freeze continues," Holloway said. "And, I have kept that promise."
Second on the list are the problems at the J. E. Harper Elementary facility. Also, the Minden High track project needs to be completed.
With 33 years in education and 30 years in the video business (co-owner of Minden Video, anchor of Minden Sportscene and Louisiana News 12 in the 1980's and 1990's) Holloway has had the opportunity to meet thousands of local citizens.
"Using this experience and a conservative Christian belief that voters are entitled to just and honest elected officials, I ask for your vote in the upcoming election," Holloway said. "Your support will be greatly appreciated."