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  • 2019

    Terrebonne Council Districts' Candidate Responses
    We've asked candidates in all Terrebonne Council Districts to participate in our Focus newsletter to participate in answering a short questionnaire. Click below to read each candidates' response!

    Gerald J. Michel- Terrebonne Council District 3
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? My phone number is (985) 856-6562 and my email address is [email protected] They are published and allow for the public to contact me regarding any concerns or ideas they may have. The Houma Times, The Courier, The Comet, and my Facebook page have been effectively used to inform constituents of important issues. Town Hall meetings are generally poorly attended.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? The biggest challenge in District 3 is ensuring that money is properly budgeted to maintain the infrastructure, keep the ditches and drainage systems working optimally, and show our constituents that their tax dollars are being spent responsibly.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? The Bayou Country Sports Complex needs to be completed. It is on its way, but the parish is going to have to step up with funding to complete this project. We have the money. Now we simply must prioritize the project. This will bring people from outside the parish and fill our restaurants and hotels and markedly improve our parish economy.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? Once the Bayou Country Sports Complex is completed, it and the Civic Center can be used to bring people in from outside the parish. These tax dollars from people outside of Terrebonne will give us an opportunity to lower taxes paid by the people of Terrebonne Parish. As a newly designated Retirement Community, we must initiate marketing to entice retirees to come to our beautiful parish.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? While there is some duplication, the size of our parish and the distribution of our population would suggest that there is not as much duplication as some may think. To reduce the duplication that does exist, recreation districts can contract with each other to take advantage of joint opportunities while maintaining the integrity of individual recreation districts that are community managed.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? When the government was consolidated it was under the condition that recreation districts remain community based. Despite a few problems, this has worked quite well. Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has oversight with regards to recreation districts and their operations. With local boards acting appropriately our recreation districts will continue to flourish.
    John Amedee- Terrebonne Council District 4
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? Through social media and meeting with constituents. I am willing to do neighborhood/town hall meetings.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? There is no single biggest issue affecting the district. Continuing drainage improvements, road repairs and blighted housing would be a few of the main items on my list. I will work with the administration to see that these remain a focus.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? There are two safety issues that I will work to resolve: the intersection of St. George and W. Park and paving the shoulders on Main Project.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? We need to attract technology and manufacturing jobs and to work with these employers and Fletcher to design training courses that will produce the skilled workforce they needed to fill these positions. By providing higher paying jobs we will see the tax burden level out to a more desired outcome.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? Until a complete review of possible options, it will be difficult to cut all duplication. There is nothing stopping recreation districts from working together on some aspects of what they do in order to save costs. This should be encouraged.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? With the upcoming re-drawing of the council districts after the 2020 census, we will have a prime opportunity to address recreation re-districting and changes to the millages being collected. Let's be fair and balanced.
    Jessica Domangue- Terrebonne Council District 5
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? It is important that every demographic feels in touch. Obviously, some constituents like a personal call, and I will certainly answer the phone and return calls in a timely manner. Other constituents feel connected through social media, and I will be very active in constantly updating relevant content. It is important that constituents have face-to-face contact, so I plan on hosting a quarterly meet-and-greet style event to give a collaborative environment to discuss concerns and ideas.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? Drainage is the single biggest concern in our district. We need to finally develop an engineered master plan for many of the neighborhoods of the district. For example, Lisa Park has seen decades of unresolved drainage problems, and the situation has seemed to be worsened by the addition of several new streets in past ten years. These types of comprehensive projects can many times be funded through a cost-share grants already available to the parish.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? I want to enact meaningful action from parish government to combat the opioid crisis. This crisis encompasses many challenges facing our parish such as mental health, homelessness, and increased crime. We need to collaborate between parish government, sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office, school board, local churches, and existing community mental health and substance abuse resources. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I would be uniquely qualified on the council to provide this type of advocacy to the community.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? As a member of the council, I would work very closely with Lt. Governor Nunguesser to fully implement his statewide initiatives locally. The heavily marketed “Feed your Soul” campaign highlights our rich Louisiana traditions including mardi gras, the seafood industry, and promoting the movie industry. For example, in national media, we could position Terrebonne as the premier family-friendly mardi gras destination in the world. There are also untapped opportunities in movie tourism, where travelers like to tour the locations where some of their favorite movies were filmed.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? We clearly need to enact even more oversight and demand more transparency from the districts. But, before diving into the salaries and service contracts, we first need to get a degree of buy-in from all the districts by starting with some small achievable goals. I’m thinking of items that all the districts are already individually purchasing, like lighting and playground equipment. Parish-wide master vendor contracts would allow for better due diligence and negotiated pricing to drive-down both initial purchase and replacement costs for all districts.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? I don’t think a complete consolidation is the right answer. The rural bayou communities have generally been good stewards of their autonomy and should probably be left alone. But we have to understand that most of the district boundaries are still based on the old Police Jury lines predating the Consolidated Government. We need to take some steps to address the population and demographic shifts that have occurred within the last 40-plus years.
    Darrin Guidry- Terrebonne Council District 6
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? I will continue to host neighborhood town hall meetings whenever major issues arise. However, I do not believe a resident should have to attend a town hall meeting to meet their Councilman. I am available to meet one-on-one. I maintain a Facebook page, answer my own phone calls, and can be reached by text message, email or Messenger. I am available at your convenience.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? The biggest challenge in my district is completing the Bayou Country Sports Park. The solution can only come from seeking alternative forms of funding. I plan to meet with the newly elected Council and Parish President to create a workable plan. I have many ideas, but the best idea will be the one that stands a chance of making it through the Council process.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? There are many projects I have in the works that I would like to see to completion next term. Perhaps one of the most popular is the creation of a series of off-road bike paths. I was successful in securing state funding to begin the path from the Civic Center to the trailhead near Cottage Dr. The finished project will connect to the Sports Park, Westgate Park and Bayou Black Community Center.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? I believe we should invest more money in the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority. No business can survive without a sales force, and TEDA is the sales force of Terrebonne Parish. We need to give them the resources they need to sell Terrebonne and attract more diverse industries.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? If reforming the system is not an option, then I believe we could explore combining resources. One idea is making rec district employees parish employees ... reimbursed by the district and answerable to the district. Doing so would eliminate 11 different health plans, 11 different workman's comp policies, etc. It would also allow districts the option of sharing employees.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? As far as consolidation, I support what the voters I represent support. As far as a framework for recreation operating under Parish Government, if that were to ever happen you would definitely need a transition team made up of all stakeholders to create the structure, so no one is disenfranchised.
    Mike 'The Cuz" Prosperie- Terrebonne Council District 6
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? From Day 1, I've told everyone in our district that I will hold regular town hall meetings for EVERYONE in the District, which hasn't been done. The people in our district have a right to see their Councilmember regularly, not just during election time. While I'll always answer my phone 24/7, the people in our district ALSO deserve to have updates & discuss their issues on a regular basis.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? The biggest challenge in District 6 is to see the multiple pump station projects to completion, & to ensure that these pumps continue to function properly per their design intent. In connection with the completion of these projects, I also want to review & ensure that there is recurring funding in the budget to maintain these pumps for the safety of our District residents.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? My plan is to see the "Field of Dreams" project funded to completion, as well as having a realistic budgeting plan to maintain this project. I believe getting the private sector involved may be another way to get recurring funding. Many of our business owners are also parents of kids who will use the facility, & I think they may be open to sponsorships.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? As one member, I believe in lessening the tax burden on the residents of District 6, & the parish as a whole. I believe lowering taxes on our residents -- some who are current business owners, some who are prospective business owners -- creates a positive business environment, puts more money in our pockets, so that we can re-invest in our businesses, & encourages others to start one.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? First thing is I would review how much is spent on legal fees. I believe the Council should be paying one legal rep to answer questions by all of the rec districts. I would introduce a motion to have an independent, out-of-state forensic auditor to go line by line through the budget to identify the waste & duplication. I'm open to eliminating all duplication the auditor finds can be eliminated.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? First off, I wouldn't have added 4 more members to Rec 2/3. The idea of consolidating northern rec districts is interesting, but needs further discussion. As a businessman, my priority would be to get the parish-wide recreation budget under control first. If we continue to not know where the money is going or how it's being spent, it doesn't matter how many or how few rec districts we have.
    Daniel ‘Danny’ Babin- Terrebonne Council District 7
    1. How do you plan to get ideas, suggestions, input from your constituents? Will town hall meetings or some other form of information gathering techniques be used? Town Hall Meetings are always a good way to connect with your constituents on a personal level however they are sometimes not well attended. My cell phone number 985-637-1178 is always on and available to the citizens of the District I represent and that of the entire Parish. Social media is another good source of information. As a Councilman it is imperative to participate in meetings held in the district such as Recreation, Fire, Neighborhood Watch or any other regular scheduled meetings. It takes participation not only from the Councilman but also from the constituents. Once you build a trust with your constituents, information has a way of flowing.
    2. What do you see as being your biggest challenge in your District and what are your plans to overcome this challenge during your term? One of the major challenges facing not only District 7 but the entire nation is voter’s apathy. We who are elected are elected by the majority of the minority! People need to step up to the plate and help Government help them. I have no magic wand, but I will continue to encourage citizens to engage and get involved and to vote.
    3. What is the “one” big project that you have the desire to accomplish during your term? Now that our Levee system is in the best stage of protection that it has ever been (not complete), we need to concentrate on our infrastructure needs; ie. roads, bridges, drainage, quality of life needs and of course Recreation. I feel as a Government we need to complete the Bayou Sports Park because of the unlimited Economic Development it will bring to this Parish.
    4. As one member of the Council, what do you feel can be done to diversify Terrebonne Parish’s economy in an effort to lower the overwhelming tax burden (sales and property) placed on its’ citizens and residents? As I stated in a previous Q & A, we have an outstanding Medical Facility, an Airport that is poised for growth, a Retail Sector that serves a 5 Parish area, an outstanding School System and a waterway system that leads to the World. We as a Government need to showcase all what we have to offer here in the “Good Earth” Terrebonne Parish.
    5. Between all of the recreation districts in Terrebonne Parish and the Parish’s own recreation department, there’s about $10 Million dollars collected in property taxes each year. In the last two years there have been increasing concerns about the duplication of expenditures (including salaries of multiple directors, multiple insurance costs, multiple facility and grounds maintenance, etc.). Considering the $10 Million dollars per year being collected, it would not appear that our recreation facilities are comparable to neighboring parishes with the same size population. If elected, what will you specifically do to avoid such duplication of expenditures? I am not completely convinced that our recreation system is in as bad a shape as being presented. We have to keep in mind that one size does not fit all! Like any system as vast as ours, it needs to be looked at closely to make it more efficient and user friendly. We also need to appraise what we actually have in terms of assets so to see what the true value of our system is. We need to remember that Rec. Reform, Consolidation and the Bayou Sports Parks are three distinct and different agendas.
    6. What are your thoughts on the subject of consolidation of the recreation districts? How would you propose the Parish Government operate parish wide recreation under the control of the consolidated government if made possible? I am not convinced the Consolidation into one Parish Wide System is truly best for Terrebonne Parish. One size does not fit all! Each Recreation district as in Government and in business has its strengths and weaknesses. If we have a district that is a problem, let’s not penalize or hold the other Districts accountable for the actions of others. We all want to get the best and most efficient bang for our buck and equal millage would be a fair and equitable solution however we must remember that each Rec. district has placed on the ballot before it’s taxpayers a millage that was voted on by the people.

    Candidate Statements
    We've asked candidates to participate in our Focus newsletter to answer “What would you like the community and constituents to know about you? What’s your campaign platform?” Click to read each candidates response!

    State Senate District 20 Responses
    Brenda Babin:
    I am running for Louisiana State Senate because I have faith in our people, hope for our future, and love for our Bayou Region. As a coastal scientist, I will work to ensure continued funding for restoring our coast, protecting our homes, businesses, and our way of life. As an educator, I will inspire hope for our schools, enacting legislation that will return respect to our classrooms. As a businesswoman, I will strive to protect the jobs of those in the Bayou Region. I am one Busy Bee working to preserve our culture and better our region. Remember #BabinForTheBayou

    Mike Fesi Sr.
    I’m running for State Senate, because I care deeply about the future of Terrebonne and Lafourche and know I can make a difference at the Capitol. We need more problem solvers in Baton Rouge, and my 20 plus years of experience as a business owner and job creator have given me the tools I need to improve the direction of our state. Our communities have so much potential, and I believe now, more than ever, we need to come together to solve the problems affecting the quality of life of every working family, from coastal land loss to strengthening our economy.

    Damon Baldone:
    I am the only candidate with a proven conservative record in the Legislature. I built a strong record of passing legislation that help small businesses create jobs in Louisiana. I am proud that Terrebonne and Lafourche elected me three times to the State House of Representatives. As Senator, no one will work harder to make sure Lafourche and Terrebonne get the best representation as possible. I have been successful in securing hurricane protection and coastal restoration money and making sure our area is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I humbly ask for the voters to allow me to return to Baton Rouge to continue the fight.

    Shane Swan:
    Shane was born and raised on the bayou by his grandparents Daniel and Peggy Swan. In him, they instilled a Christian foundation of respect, hard work, and perseverance. An alum of South Terrebonne and Nicholls State University, Shane is currently an analytical chemist for SGS. Shane is an advocate for public education and coastal protection. He plans to fight for our community to remain leaders in industry. He also aims to diversify the economy through the cultivation of an attractive business environment. This means bolstering education and infrastructure, so businesses have workers to fill jobs and roads to conduct business.
    Terrebonne Parish President Responses
    Gordon Dove:
    I am committed to drainage, flood protection, coastal restoration, using a business approach to reduce costs and wasteful spending while maintaining a balanced budget and improving infrastructure. TERREBONNE PARISH IS FISCALLY STRONG. The following are completed/under construction:
    • All pumps are automated and have backup generators,
    • 19 new pump stations,
    • Petite Caillou, HNC and Bayou Terrebonne Lock Systems,
    • Streamlined the building permit system eliminating many residential permit fees,
    • Numerous road projects,
    • TPR complete overhaul,
    • Operation Clean Sweep,
    • Numerous drainage projects, etc.
    I would be honored to serve four more years as your Parish President.

    David McCormick:
    My life’s work has always been to make our parish a better place whether by coaching, teaching, or mentoring our young adults. I want to continue this by being a voice for everyone. We will accomplish this by diversifying our parish industries, attracting new businesses, and creating work force training to increase job opportunities for all local residents. We will improve our drainage and flood protection systems, revitalize the East side and continue the development of North Terrebonne. We will also upgrade our recreation department for all residents. This will be the “Foundation” to build a stronger Terrebonne Parish.
    Terrebonne Sherrif Responses
    Blayne Bergeron:
    A native of Houma, LA. Began law enforcement career in 1982 for TPSO. Graduate of Nicholls State University. Federal Agent for over 29 years retiring in 2016 as the Resident Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations. Led Narcotics and National Security Investigations and the Federal Law Enforcement response to Hurricane Katrina. Founding member of US Homeland Security Investigations Rapid Response Teams. Former Facility Security Officer for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP). Not influenced by any Administration. I will implement Community Policing Programs and work in partnerships with all Law Enforcement and Community agencies in attacking our drug problem.

    Terry Daigre:
    I am a 23 year veteran of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. I began as a corrections officer, worked my way up, and was promoted to chief deputy in 2018. As Chief Deputy, I am the second highest ranking official in the department. As sheriff, I will promote transparency in the office, continue getting narcotics off of our streets, and most importantly, I’ll work to increase the Uniform Patrol Division to better serve the community and create a safer work environment for deputies. I believe I have the right experience to lead this office and protect Terrebonne Parish.

    Mark Pitre:
    My entire adult life has been about service to our country and community. My dad, who was killed in the Vietnam War, set the example for me. From serving in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve-honorably discharged from both-to being a Terrebonne Deputy from 1991-1997 and Investigator/Director of Child Support for Terrebonne DA’s office since 1997, working for and helping people has been my primary concern More patrols, substations throughout the parish, and better and more efficient utilization of the resources possessed by the Sheriff’s Office are my primary goals as Terrebonne Parish Sheriff. These goals will be guided by my commitment to service for our community and people.

    Tim Soignet:
    My dedication to service has always been unwavering. My service between the United States Marine Corps and with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, I bring 35 years of diverse leadership experience and will lead by example. I believe the office of Sheriff belongs to the people of our community who put their faith, hope and safety in our law enforcement leadership. I took an oath 35 years ago to protect our community and I am still as dedicated today to a life of public service. To learn more visit my website: www.timsoignetforsheriff.com

    Mike Solet:
    I’m Mike Solet candidate for Terrebonne Parish Sheriff. A lifelong resident of Terrebonne Parish, I was raised in the Grand Caillou/Dulac area. I have 38 years of continuous law enforcement experience in “TERREBONNE PARISH”. I started my career in 1979 as a patrol/motorcycle deputy and WORKED my way through the ranks serving as a Detective, Internal Affairs Investigator, S.W.A.T. Team Member, Narcotics Commander, Chief of Detectives and Assistant to the Sheriff. Demonstrating visionary leadership is essential for an efficient and effective law enforcement agency. I am prepared to manage fiscal responsibilities of the sheriff’s office, protect the citizens of our good parish and to aggressively combat the ever-growing drug epidemic that continues to victimize so many families. My vision to make Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office pro-active and work in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, government entities and community leaders to help identify the best way to resolve issues that affect public safety.
    Council Member District 1
    John Navy:
    This is my last term as an elected servant leader, working with the community has been my mission and purpose while serving District I and Terrebonne Parish. I will continue progress we accomplished by protecting our coast and parish from flooding, protecting our residents with crime prevention programs we put in place, improving our parish infrastructure, protecting our residents tax dollars by not raising taxes, creating a safer environment for our residents by fighting against hazardous wastes facilities building in residential areas while building a stronger futures for our children. I served one year as council chair and 4 years as Budget and Finance Chairman while working with parish administration to balance the budget each year. I created legislation to protect against wasting tax dollars on recreational boards, legislation to fight against illegal dumping in our drainage canals that cause flooding and mandated that all electric pumps station have backup generators. I created crime prevention mechanisms by increasing streetlights to make it brighter in our residential areas, provided crime cameras which have caught criminals and increase crime solvability rate by 75% and increase police patrol in high crime areas. Increasing quality of like for our Veterans, Elderly and Children have been my dear passion by providing Elderly Day Program, after school tutorial program for our youth and supporting expansion and renovation for our veterans’ safe havens. Together let’s continue to make Terrebonne Parish our good earth and work together in unity God Bless!
    Council Member District 2
    Clarence Williams:
    My name is Clarence Williams; I am a candidate for Terrebonne Parish Council – District 2. The primary election will be held in October of this year {2019}. I am a candidate because I care about the well-being of our community and would like to work with you (the community) to maintain and improve our community quality of life and image. Additionally, my experiences, training and education, acquired Nationally, Internationally and Locally have prepared me to meet the challenge of being your next councilman for District 2. My Professional career has included work as a professional Financial Accountant; a Director of Audit; a Corporate Administrative Business Manager; and a Business Owner. My community involvement has been demonstrated by my work through the following affiliates:
    • Leadership Terrebonne
    • The Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
    • The Terrebonne NAACP
    • Habitat for Humanities
    • The Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA)
    • The Houma Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
    • The Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence
    • The Leonard J. Chabert Medical Foundation
    • The Manning Passing Academy
    I am asking for your support, especially Voters of District 2, to vote for me in this October’s election.
    Council Member District 3
    Robert Boudreaux:
    I’m Robert Boudreaux and a candidate for Parish Council in District 3. This district has been my family’s home for over 26 years and I truly love this community. As Houma continues to grow and new communities are developed, it is vital that District 3 not be left behind. I will work together with all elected officials to move Terrebonne Parish forward while making District 3 my priority. As your councilman, I will be active in the district, I will present the needs of the people, and negotiate results. I humbly ask for your support on October 12th, 2019!

    Gerald J. Michel:
    As the councilman for District 3, I have demonstrated all three necessary components of a councilman: responding to the needs within District 3, including lighting, drainage, streets, parks, etc.; being cognizant of the needs of the entire parish, including levees, recreation, appropriate taxation, fiscal responsibility, and transparency; and providing “checks and balances” over administration to ensure tax dollars are spent appropriately. Many of these issues are complicated and require intellect over politics. Terrebonne Parish needs more public servants and fewer politicians. I am proud to be the public servant for District 3 and Terrebonne Parish.
    Council Member District 4
    John Amedee:
    I graduated from H.L. Bourgeois in 1981. I married my high school sweetheart Beryl Adams Amedee of Schriever. We purchased our home on Rhett Place in Gray in 1996. I’ve worked for Volute Inc. for 27 years currently holding the position of Project Manager. This has given me experience and knowledge of the infrastructure work for which parish government is commonly responsible. I believe my understanding of the district and how government works gives me an advantage over my opponents. I humbly ask the residents of District 4 for their vote in the upcoming election.
    What’s your current campaign platform?
    “Finding Solutions” Drainage, traffic, road issues, blighted properties and opportunities for our elderly and children.
    Council Member District 5
    Jessica Domangue:
    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. I have lived and worked in this parish for nearly 20 years, and my career in mental health has given me the opportunity to deeply understand many unaddressed needs of our community. I am a wife and a mother, as well as a member of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women and president of Houma Republican Women. I am ready to advocate for Terrebonne Parish to become a better place to raise our families. My goals for this campaign are to focus on quality of life; public health; economy; and infrastructure. www.facebook.com/jessicadomanguedistict5

    Christa Duplantis-Prather:
    My goal is to continue serving District 5 and Terrebonne Parish. I am still committed to:
    • Drainage, Sewage, Roads, Sidewalks, Traffic Calming Devices and Conditions
    • Hurricane Protection, Coastal Restoration
    • Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, Safety, Law Enforcement
    • Recreation, Neighborhood Parks
    • Revitalization of East Side and Downtown Houma
    • Economic Development
    • Programs for Youth, Veterans, Special Needs, Senior Citizens
    • Financial Responsibility of Tax Dollars
    It is important to re-elect a council person with leadership experience and insight of Local, State, and Federal Government. I will continue to work for the betterment of our community.
    Council District 6
    Darrin Guidry:
    Darrin Guidry is a successful businessman who was elected to the Terrebonne Parish Council in 2015. In addition to finishing current projects, Guidry plans to focus on finishing the Bayou Country Sports Park and beginning substantial improvements to streets, sidewalks and curbs. "I was elected to the Parish Council on the promise of being accessible and working hard for you. I will never forget that promise!" said Guidry. His experience includes 6 years on the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority, 8 years on the Terrebonne Levee Board, 4 years on the Chamber Board and 30 years with the Houma Rotary Club.

    Mike "Cuz" Prosperie:
    1. Terrebonne Parish has always been my home. I’ve been a businessman & sales rep in the oilfield business for over 29 years. I’m no career politician. In my business, I deal with people, & my success has relied on two things – listening & my word. I give you my word that this seat will be returned to YOU. My platform is simple: represent our District not as a career politician, but as the lifelong resident that I am. We deserve to finally have OUR seat & OUR voice returned to us, & I intend to do that on Day 1.
    Council District 7
    Danny Babin:
    I am excited to announce my anticipated return to the Terrebonne Parish Council to represent the good people of District 7 and the entire Parish of Terrebonne. I look forward to listening to our people in continuing conversations over flood protection, drainage, roads, recreation, quality of life issues and all other issues that affect us on a daily basis. I will work with our Administration and Parish Council to make the "Good Earth" the best it can be for all. I have an extensive record of Public Service from President of the School Board at VCHS, Chairman of the State Wildlife and fisheries Commission under Two Governors, Parish Planning Commission Chairman 4 years and of course Councilman for District 7 where I served as Vice Chairman of the Council, Public Service Chairman and Chairman of the MPO. I look forward to speaking to as many of you as humanly possible up to the October 12 election. I can be reached at 985 637 1178. I humbly ask for your vote.
    Council District 9
    Mike Pellegrin:
    My Name is Mike Pellegrin and I’m running for District 9 Parish Council in this year’s upcoming election. I want to become the voice of our community! We need to make sure that our children and our recreation stays on the bayou where we grew up. We need to make sure the fireman and the first responders have what it takes to protect us and to better serve us. We need to make sure our educators and school systems continue to grow and flourish in the future. I’m a lifelong citizen of this area. I’ve seen good and bad in our community. I’ve seen storms and flood issues. I want to listen and learn from our people. And what they want and need to make our community strive!!! I want the best for us. I want us to be heard!!! I want to be heard through you!!! I want us to be the next voice of the Bayou. Please vote for Mike Pellegrin Parish Council District 9.

    Wallace Ellendar:
    Bourg has been my home my entire life. I earned a B.S. degree from LSU in Agricultural Economics and am the 5th generation of Ellenders to farm in South Louisiana. Therefore, I know the land, I know the people, and I deal with the same issues we all face in District 9. I have served as Chairman of the Bourg Recreation Committee, President of the Bayou Land YMCA, and President of the American Sugar Cane League, among numerous other local, state, and national Boards. My goal is to listen to, focus on, and represent the people of District 9.


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