Local Businessman To Run For Covington City Council

COVINGTON, LA – Local businessman and former St. Tammany Parish Assistant District Attorney Patrick McMath has qualified to run for the Covington City Council's vacant at-large seat.

         McMath, 32, is the vice president of McMath Construction, a local family-owned business. Married to Jayne Champagne McMath, a lifetime resident of Covington, the couple has two daughters, ages 2 and 7 months.

         McMath is a graduate of St. Paul's School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University, along with a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors for Upward Ministries, the Boys and Girls Club and the Kelly Gibson Foundation. McMath is a graduate of Leadership St. Tammany, which he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

         McMath was born in Slidell and grew up in Mandeville before relocating to Covington.

         "My wife and I knew that Covington was where we wanted to raise our family and invest in our community," McMath said. "We are dedicated to Covington because of its people, its culture, its diversity, and the opportunities it holds."

         McMath said he hopes to continue the improvements and success Covington has experienced in recent years.

         "As councilman I will promote the advancement of Covington and its citizens' interests," he said. "I want to make sure that citizens are safe in their homes and within our community. I also want to ensure our city is all it can be for our children.  I am excited about running for public office and would be honored to serve the people of Covington."

         The March 25 election will fill the seat previously held by the late Lee Alexius. 

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