Councilman for District 5
Commission of Beautification Department
A Bit About Me
I was the first black councilman elected in my district -5, a majority white district. I have been a resident in District 5 for 25 years and I am married to Maureen Ravare Benson. I retired as a Warden from the State of Louisiana where I was a Public Servant for 24 years in State Government; I held a management position overseeing 239 employees and assisted in managing a 25 million dollar budget until my time of retirement. I also worked part-time for the City of Marksville as a Patrolman and a Detective for 10 years. I have an Associate Degree in criminal justice and attended numerous workshops and classes on organizational management all over the United States. I am a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and I am on the Parish Pastoral Council. My hobbies are hunting and fishing with friends. My plans as the elected official for District 5 are to work hard for the citizens and will work with the Mayor and the other elected officials to move this great city forward.