Rickey L. "Rick" Nowlin (born July 30, 1948) is a Natchitoches engineer,businessman, and politician who is the incoming first ever president of the reorganized Natchitoches Parish government.

Republican, Nowlin defeated the Democrat Gerald "Jerry" Longlois in thenonpartisan blanket primary held for the new position on November 6, 2012. The election was held in conjunction with the U.S. presidential and congressional contests. Nowlin received 9,283 votes (59.2 percent) to Longlois' 6,393 (40.8 percent).[1]

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