Warren “Bosco” Torres Jr. seeks re-election for Parish Council District 2

Published 6:27 am Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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GARYVILLE — Warren “Bosco” Torres Jr. is seeking the District 2 Parish Council seat for St. John the Baptist Parish in the Oct. 14 election.

“I am a 68-year-old lifelong resident of Garyville,” Torres said. “For 49 years, I have been married to the former Debra Minor, and I am the father of three daughters, Melissa, Jenny and Sherrie, all of whom live in St. John Parish at this time.

“I am a graduate of Leon Godchaux High School.  I retired from Marathon Petroleum after 30 years where I was the maintenance coordinator for the Waste Water Treatment Plant for 20 years.

“I was previously employed by Boyce Machinery for 16 years as a mechanic along with new, used and rental equipment coordinator. I was a member of the Garyville Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and the Marathon Emergency Response Team for more than 25 years.”

Torres cited the following visions and goals:

  • Continue to work with Kansas City Southern and Illinois Central Gulf railroads to keep culverts clean near rail road crossings and to keep them safe.
  • Continue to try to implement a program that would help recruit and retain volunteer firemen for St. John Parish.
  • Continue to work with the parish to implement a new water treatment plant along with a new sewer treatment plant.
  • Plan to develop a transfer site that would give the Garyville, Mt. Airy, Reserve, Star Terrace and West Bank areas easy access to dumpsters.
  • Continue to work with area high schools and technical college to establish an apprenticeship program for students not attending four-year universities.
  • Continue to help eliminate problems with garbage pick-up in the parish to receive the services we are paying for.
  • Continue trying to have the parish follow same rules that St. John taxpayers have to follow.
  • Have Garyville and Reserve Canal dug from Lake to Airline Highway, not just cleaned of debris like it has been done in the past.
  • Continue to maintain LA Highway 44 in Garyville and West 10th street in Reserve in the same manner as Belle Terre Highway and Highway 51 are maintained.
  • Continue to work on interchange from West 10th in Reserve to Interstate 10.
  • Continue to monitor street lights in critical sections such as intersections, schools and high traffic areas.
  • Continue to work with DOTD to install lights on the Veterans Memorial Bridge.