Lyle O. Fogleman, Jr. seeks re-election

Lyle O. Fogleman, Jr. is announcing his bid for re-election to the Crowley City Council - Ward II, Division B.

“Having served as a Councilman for the past 3.5 years has given me a greater insight as to the actual day to day workings of our City. Much of which one may take for granted in and around our community is directly related to the workings of our municipality,” said Fogleman in a statement.

Fogleman currently serves as Chairman of the Public Buildings and Vice-Chairman of the Public Safety Committees. He is also a member of the Public Works, Utility and Recreation committees. According to Fogleman, it takes a delicate balance of budgeting annual operating expenses as well as allocating revenue for future needs to provide the services Crowley enjoys.

“The needs and challenges facing our City are numerous. Growth and economic development are two principal factors required to address and accomplish our future challenges,” he said. “It is my firm belief, the quality of life enjoyed in Crowley must be preserved while accomplishing growth and development.”

Fogleman cited several examples of the combined focus, including the Crowley’s Recreation Department, the newly renovated Ford Building--which is now City Hall--and the recently completed renovation of downtown. Fogleman says that these projects took years to accomplish but now complement Crowley.

Fogleman also stated that Crowley’s corporate limits have expanded through recnt annexations. He referenced many changes along Interstate 10 including lights alnong I-10 at Exit 82 to help promote the city and a service road between Crowley’s Exits 80 and 82, which is now in its final phase, to promote growth within Crowley.

“This will bring much needed jobs and additional tax revenue to our community,” stated Fogleman. “Properly managed, growth and development with preservation serve to enhance the quality of life in Crowley. This in turn will make Crowley more attractive, ultimately serving as a drawing card for individuals who are considering a reloaction to our community.”

Fogleman is a local attorney and married to the former Letza Bendele of Slidell. They have two daughter, Lyska Ja’net, age 15, and Lynzie Claire, age 11. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, obtained a Bachelor’s degree from LSU, a Masters degree from the University of London’s Wye College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Law Center. Over the years, Fogleman has been an active member in the Crowley community, serving as president of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce, secretary and then president of the Crowley Rotary Club and president of the Acadia Parish Bar Association. He is a member of the St. Michael Parish Council and a member of the St. Michael School Board.

In closing, Fogleman said, “It has been my honor to serve the constituents of Ward II, as their voice on the Crowley City Council. I am always available since that is the nature of the job and can be reached at 788-1111 during the day or 788-2203 during the evening. On Oct. 2, 2010, I would appreciate your vote and support for re-election to the Crowley City Council as your Ward II, Division B Councilman.”

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