Butaud selected as police jury president

A year ago, Gerald Butaud had just been elected as a new police juror by the people in the district and not long afterwards, he was elected as the president of the police jury despite never serving.

In his first year, Butuad survived two hurricanes, including one that flooded 400 homes in the parish.

Bottom line, the rookie police juror survived his first term as president.

“I have been dealing with hurricanes when I worked for Family Support,” Butaud said. “Our office always had a role in hurricanes, so I was familiar with Bob LeBlanc. The plan he (LeBlanc) created, works.”

Before running for a police jury seat, Butaud retired from the state’s Family Support office in Abbeville.

On Monday night. the police jurors voted Butaud as president for a second year.

He thanked the jury for the position. “2008 was more successful than I ever could have imagined,” Butaud said. I thank the jurors for their support and I look forward to serving for another year as we face the challenges ahead of us.”

“I feel Gerald did a great job as president,” said police juror Wayne Touchet.

The jurors also voted Ron Darby as the vice president and Chris Theriot as the secretary of administration.

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