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Cage to seek reelection as Ruston alderwoman

Saturday, May 7, 2022
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Ruston Alderwoman Carolyn Cage today announced her bid for reelection.

Cage, a Democrat, represents Ward 1, which is southwest Ruston. She is seeking her third term. Qualifying for the Nov. 8 primary is in July.

Cage was first elected in 2014 and went unopposed for a second term four years later.

She said she sees her position on the Board of Aldermen as that of a servant. “None of this is about me. It’s about what I can do for the constituents,” said Cage, who’s also Ruston’s mayor pro tem.

For the next four years, Cage said she wants “Ruston to continue to thrive and grow.” She said while she’ll push for continued economic development and neighborhood improvement, her main goal is to be a servant and do whatever she can to make constituents’ lives better.

Among the projects of which Cage said she’s proudest in her district are the new municipal sports complex, continued sidewalk upgrades and additional business growth.

“The list could go on and on,” she said.

She said one of the most significant projects aldermen had a hand in citywide over the last four years has been the completion of the Tarbutton Road interchange.

“It has all been because of a team effort,” Cage said.

A Ruston native, Cage spent 34 years working as an administrative assistant at Grambling State University. When she retired, the late Ward 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield urged her to run for the Ward 1 seat. She did and won in a runoff.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed it,” Cage said of her almost eight years on the board.

Cage is a member of Christ Temple Church and works at Kings Funeral Home in Ruston. She is married to Wayne Cage, a former pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and has five sons, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.