Thursday, June 13, 2012
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Young Democrats of Louisiana (YDL). She received the award on Saturday during their annual state convention held at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
The award is given each year to a democratic official who exemplifies strength, wisdom, professionalism and courage in their position. “Parish President Robottom is the epitome of a true servant who has put people before politics,” said YDL Acting President and National Committeeman Ralph Johnson. “Her exemplary leadership during and after Hurricane Isaac and her tireless advocacy for St. John Parish are an example to our members who wish to be public servants. We are proud to honor her service.”
YDL is committed to educating young voters on current elections and ongoing events of the Democratic Party in the state of Louisiana. Networking and election training are the main focuses in an effort to develop the next generation of democratic leadership and involve young people in the democratic process.
The state convention provides members an opportunity to discuss and learn the political process through panels, sessions, caucuses and campaign training seminars. Each attendee is equipped with the necessary information and tools to use in the upcoming election.
For more information on YDL visit http://www.ydlouisiana.org/.