The deadline to file for a place in the May 2017 election for City Commission is still several weeks away, however the incumbent City Commissioner for Marshall’s District 4 is announcing that he is seeking re-election. Commissioner LaDarius Carter has announced his intention to continue to serve. “There has been some confusion about my intention to seek a second term, I am announcing early to clear the air and make it known that I fully intend to serve a second term if it is the will of the voters in District 4.”
Upon his election in 2015, Carter was the youngest person to be elected to the Marshall City Commission and has served as a member of the youngest Commission in Marshall’s history. He feels that the current Commission is representative of the growing demographics of the Marshall Community. Carter stated that he feels that this Commission has accomplished a great deal and wants to add to progress that has occurred since 2015. “We have a Commission that is focused on doing what is best for Marshall and we have seen some great things happen since June of 2015 and I want to be part of that continued success.”
When asked about his desire to serve, Carter said the following; “We live in an amazing community, with amazing people and I want to continue to serve to have a positive impact on the community that has had such a positive impact on my family.”
LaDarius Carter is a 2006 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2010 graduate of East Texas Baptist University. In 2016 he was named Young Alumnus of the Year by ETBU in recognition of his work in civic activities and local ministry. LaDarius and his wife Trista are both educators with Marshall ISD and have two sons Bolden who is two years old and Pierce who is 8 months old. The Carters attend Mobberly Baptist Church’s Marshall Campus where LaDarius serves in Youth ministry. In addition to serving on the City Commission, LaDarius is a board member for the Harrison County Historical Museum, a board member for Living Alternatives-Marshall, a member of the ETBU University Connections Committee and a member of the Panola College Marshall Campus Advisory Committee.