Serving the residents of south Bossier Parish in Police Jury District 11 is Tom Salzer's way of giving back to a community that has done so much for his family.
Salzer’s dad retired from the military in 1977 and moved to the Shady Grove neighborhood. Tom graduated from Parkway High School in 1985, then from Northwestern State University in 1990 with a degree in industrial technology.
Salzer is a self-employed custom cabinet maker, working primarily in residential and commercial areas. He is also pursuing opportunities in real estate investments.
He once considered running for the police jury, but Wayne Hammack represented District 11 and was an excellent juror in addition to being a role model. Salzer sought the office only after Hammack passed away, receiving the police jury's vote to serve the unexpired term. Salzer won the special election and is honored to carry on Hammack's tradition of service.
Salzer says he likes being part of a team that gets things done and doesn’t care who gets credit. He wants to help create an environment where children educated in this state and parish come back here to build their careers. He knows public servants have to "stay on the ball" to maintain the pace of the fastest growing parish north of I-10.
Salzer and his wife Rae Ann, also from south Bossier, have twins; a boy and girl who are juniors at Northwestern State University. He hopes their future will be in Bossier Parish once they complete their education paths.