Dore announces candidacy for re-election as Crowley City Councilman

CROWLEY - Crowley Ward I, Division A Councilman Jeffery Dore has announced his re-election plans for this October. In making the announcement, Dore said: “I am a lifelong resident of Crowley, married to the former Debra Faulk and have one daughter, Claire Marie.”

He attended St. Michael’s School and graduated from Crowley High. For secondary education he attended USL and became a certified machinist through Crowley’s Vo Tech School. He worked three years as a machinist and seven years at the Bank of Commerce. He also served on the Board of Supreme Rice Mill in Crowley. Currently, he is employed by Evangeline Bank & Trust.

Dore has devoted much of his time to volunteer work, primarily at St. Michael Church and School, Crowley Christian Care and Crowley’s Art Association.

“I have always had an interest in the city’s growth and felt Crowley was an ideal place to raise a family. After my daughter was born, I began to face the reality that we need not only to provide good education for our children, but actively assure that they have job opportunities at home rather than be forced to move and pursue careers elsewhere,” he said.

Crowley needs Councilmen who have something at stake here, who plan on staying in Crowley and who want the city to grow and prosper not only for their sake, but for the generations to come. As chairman of Community and Economic Development, Jeff has attended many workshops at the local as well as national level in an effort to gain valuable knowledge on marketing out city.

Last summer he attended a national workshop in Las Vegas with the Mayor and Allison Clark, the city’s Quality Manager/Zoning Administrator, visiting businesses and presenting information about Crowley in an effort to attract new development. He also serves on the following committees: Public Works, Utility, Insurance and Personnel, and Revenue and Finance.

Dore as proved that he has the time to actively contribute to the growth of Crowley as well as the needs of the citizen in Ward 1, Division A. He pursues solutions to problems presented to him by his constituents. Members of Ward 1, Division A have always been served well by Dore. HE answers calls from his district, seeks solutions to problems and always follows up these requests to ensure that issues have been resolved.

“Crowley has entered an era of change and growth. To ensure future prosperity and development, we will need to guarantee that growth is safe, controlled and planned. These growth issues will need to be evaluated with a keen focus on their consequences for the city’s future and long term goals. Twenty years down the road we don’t want the added expense of redoing infrastructure because of poor foresight and planning,” he said.

“I am asking the people of Ward I, Division A for the opportunity to serve them and their needs, to contribute to enhancing the life, the structure and the growth of our city for ourselves and our children. I would appreciate your vote on Saturday, October 2, 2010,” he said.

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