St. tammany Parish council

The St. Tammany Parish Council is the legislative arm of St. Tammany Parish Government. The fourteen members of the Council, as a branch of Parish Government, have the right, power and authority to pass ordinances covering several areas including preserving the general welfare, safety, health, peace and good order of the parish and the management of Parish affairs. The Parish Council is bound by the constitution and laws applicable to Parish government.


Richard Tanner

Marty Dean



Richard E. Tanner, Chairman

District 6 Councilman



  • 84149 Housecreek Road
    Bush, Louisiana 70431


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  • 985.373.8508

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Richard is a 1960 graduate of the Tangipahoa Parish Public School system and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from LSU.

Richard is married to the former Cheryl Spell. They have been married for 43 years and have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Richard is honored to serve the residents of District Six.

After college Richard moved to Covington to begin his career in education. He was hired as a Vocational Agriculture teacher in 1965 at Covington High School. After seven years of teaching he was promoted to Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, then Director of Transportation, Interim Superintendent and Administrative Assistant Superintendent. In all Richard served the students of St. Tammany Parish for thirty seven years before retiring in 2002.

Richard has served as President of the St Tammany Parish Teachers Association as well as the Vice President, General Manager and President of the St. Tammany Parish Fair Association. He was the first President of the St Tammany Parish 4-HFFA Youth Fund.

In 1979 he was elected Councilman-at-Large to the first St Tammany Parish Council form of government.

For the last eight years Richard has been an associate of Gardner Realtors. He is actively involved in the sale of residential and vacant land properties. He is also on the Board of Lakeview Regional Hospital.

He is an active member of the Fitzgerald Methodist Church.