Lafayette Parish Sheriff candidate Mark Garber is pursuing something he's always wanted to do during his law enforcement career.

"This has been a goal of mine since I began in law enforcement," Garber said. "My goal has always been to come home to Acadiana and to be the sheriff of Lafayette Parish. That's what I've been preparing myself for my entire career."

Garber, who grew up in Iota, enters the race with years of experience in law enforcement, as well as six years as an assistant district attorney in the 15th Judicial District. His love for the job, Garber said, gives him the drive to pursue everything he sets his mind to.

"If you're doing something that you love, it energizes you," Garber said. It doesn't take away your energy. And that's where I'm coming from."

Garber said outgoing Sheriff Mike Neustrom has laid an "outstanding groundwork" from which to continue to build the office, but he added that, though it's too early to think about making any changes, a good leader would continually look at what's being done and look for ways to do better.

"Everything can be questioned," Garber said. "I think a good leader always questions and reexamines what's been done in the past, what's working, and how can we make it better."

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