Councilman Madere seeking re-election

Published 12:02 am Saturday, July 25, 2015

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish Councilman Lennix “Tweet” Madere Jr. is seeking re-election to the Council District 3 seat.

Lennix “Tweet” Madere Jr.

Lennix “Tweet” Madere Jr.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the voters of District 3 for having trust and faith in me and for allowing me to serve as your councilman,” Madere said. “My first term in office has been filled with a lot of gratification in that I have been able to help improve some of the many problems that plague District 3.

“There have been a few unforeseen issues, such as Hurricane Isaac, which affected the entire Parish, also the fear of a potentially dangerous amoeba present in our drinking water. Through it all, because the community remained strong, and through the Council commitment, the parish and District 3 were able to recover from these issues.”

Madere said there are a few major things Council members have accomplished in the past years, including the expansion and growth of the Vo-tech School in Reserve that has and will help the citizens prepare for the many opportunities in and out of the Parish.

“The addition of Ingram Barge office has greatly helped enhance the development of our Historic River Road,” he said. “The expansion of an existing plant in our area and the prospect of a new plant on the West Bank of the parish are signs that our parish has the ability to grow and develop, and will bring much needed jobs to the area; but there is still a lot of work to be done.”

Madere said leaders must restore the faith of local citizens that there will always be clean drinking water in the community and oversee the continued improvement of the sewage system and drainage.

“These are three major recurring problems of our community, and I have faith that the council and administration have the ability to solve these issues by leaving politics out and putting the people first,” Madere said.

“This has always been my goal.
“I was born, raised, educated and have lived in District 3 all of my life. I’m a retired school teacher and coach of 37 years; two-time Teacher of the year; a graduate of Southern University with BS degree in Art and Science and a Masters degree in Mass Communication.”

Madere said he has gained experience over the last few years that will help him serve, adding “I am asking you to keep the faith in me and to allow me to continue to serve and fight for all of the issues that still face us as a community.”