Milo announces candidacy for PA mayor
Published 4:40 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Janice Milo, a Port Arthur pastor, has announced plans to seek the city’s mayor position.
Milo will join Harold Doucet and Derrick Freeman, bringing the total to three who hope to succeed longtime Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, who is terming out.
“I have the integrity, the character, the vision and the leadership experience to move this community forward. I am running for progress,” Milo said.
A native of Port Arthur and 1973 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, Milo is founder, CEO and senior pastor of the Global Gospel Ministry, Kingdom Dominion International Inc. and Kingdom Dominion Church in Port Arthur.
She also served in the United States Army Reserves and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm.
Milo is a retired nurse with 24 years of service. She was owner of Vital Care Health Agency from 2004 to 2006.
“I think its time for progressive thinking and more importantly, progressive action,” Milo said. “We cannot continue on this same path. We have so much division and strife on City Council, we have come to a deadlock in making decisions that could lead to a more positive direction for our city.”
Milo said the city’s elected officials’ responsibilities should be to ensure the community’s safety, to promote a positive environment for families to live in, students to learn in, businesses to grow in and economy to thrive in.
Port Arthur, she said, has talented and educated people who share a deep appreciation for the community.
“We have talented and educated people who share a deep appreciation for our community. We have creative and innovative people who feel its time for a new direction. We have passionate people who are sick and tired of the desolation of this city and are ready to work. We have what it takes to make this a thriving, economically viable, sustainable environment for our families, students and visitors.
It’s time for a new direction, a change, and it’s a time for progress, she said.
Milo is also volunteer Chaplin with the Pastoral Care Program at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, and is a Top Lady of Distinction, Beaumont Chapter.
Milo and her husband Kenneth Milo Sr, together have four grown children and 13 grandchildren.