David Conner has announced his run for Cameron Parish Assessor. The election is set for Mar. 20, with early voting Mar. 6-13.
Conner was born and raised in Creole and graduated from South Cameron High School in 1982. He attended Louisiana State University where he received his degree from EJ Ourso College of Business in Public Administration. While at LSU, he took part in the proposition presented to the West Cameron Port Board to have the Bureau of Land Management donate the abandoned Coast Guard property on Monkey Island to the board. The transition was successful, and the property is now in possession of the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District.
He has 14 years of experience in home building and retail sales at Savoie Lumber and Hardware, his family’s owned and operated business, and Conner Home and Building, a company he started in 2006.
He has 31 years of experience in the energy industry ranging from production, pipelining and refining. He is currently employed at Phillips 66 Refinery on the operations staff, where he carries out various industry duties.
Between 2000 and 2001, Conner, at the request of the Cameron Parish School Board, dedicated his time and talent along with a team of local community leaders to the expansion and upgrade of Grand Lake High School. He also served as the president of the Grand Lake Varsity Athletic Association. With the help of many in the community, the association was suc-cessful in raising enough funds for the start of the Grand Lake Football program and maintaining support of all varsity athletics.
Today, he continues to serve on the board of the Cameron Parish Farm Bureau, where he’s been a member for the past 10 years. He is also a member of the Cameron Parish Cattlemen’s Association.
Conner is the father of three children, Calley, Alexa and Holland Conner. He is the son of Ching Conner-Wasmuth and the late Clifford Conner.