Whiting announces re-election bid
Todd W. Whiting officially announces his bid for re-election for Ward 2 Division A on the Crowley City Council. Whiting has served in this capacity for nearly four years and seeks the opportunity to serve his constituents for another four years.
During his years of service to the city of Crowley, Alderman Whiting fulfilled many needs and concerns. Mayor Greg Jones appointed Whiting as Chairman of Public Safety and Co-Chairman of Finance. These duties consisted of overseeing the Police and Fire Departments along with paying close attention to the budget of each department as well as the general budget.
As Chairman of Public Safety, Alderman Whiting equipped the Police Department with modern video and sound equipment (in every police car) as well as non-lethal equipment to assist in liability issues, Whiting also helped procure specific weapons necessary for S.W.A.T., which were used in the largest recorded drug raid in the history of the Crowley Police Department.
Whiting also oversees the Fire Department. Under his leadership, the department now has two new fire trucks. He also approved an ongoing plan to keep all equipment necessary to maintain the quality of the department’s fire rating. Maintaining our rating also benefits all landowners with reduced insurance rates.
Yet another duty charged to Alderman Whiting is the Code Enforcement Department. Under our City Public Safety Department we now have a state certified inspector who was advised by Whiting of over forty substandard housing or houses used for illegal drug activity. Much appreciated by the citizens of Crowley, these discoveries have been eradicated as a danger to the community. Several of these sites now have newly constructed residential homes.
Alderman Whiting would like to include a few highlights of his voting record as a member of the Crowley City Council. Whiting made the motion and voted for competitive pay salaries for members of the Police and Fire Departments. He also voted for the purchase of additional land, west of the Recreation Department Office, for future activities. Alderman Whiting collaboratively acquired the funds from corporate sponsorship to purchase the much-needed boxing ring to be used by the The Crowley Kiwanis Boxing Club.
Whiting made the motion and voted for the establishment of a parish-wide economic program in order to promote businesses. Whiting has been active in voting for positive projects that enhance the business and economic growth of Crowley: such as The Downtown Streetscape Program, East Crowley I-10 lighting (both with matching state funds) and the on-going frontage road project (North of I-10). Last but not least, Alderman Whiting voted against the government-subsidized housing project intended for the area near the East Park neighborhood after meeting with many members of this community.
Todd W. Whiting is a life-long resident of Ward 2, the third child of long-time Crowley residents, John and Alice Whiting. He has two sons, J.W., aged 14, and Keith, aged 11. He is a 1987 graduate of Crowley High School and attended McNeese State University, Louisiana State University at Eunice, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he pursued courses in criminal justice and industrial safety. Whiting is a licensed private investigator and a Louisiana State License Safety Inspector and the owner of 3-W Investigations and Loss Control Services. Additionally, he has several years’ experience in the oil field industry, twenty years investigative experience working for the Attorney General’s Office under the Office of Risk Management and has been a property manager for ten years.
He is a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Crowley, where he has assisted in many activities through the years.
Whiting’s commitment to the community of Crowley is unquestioned. He has volunteered with the Crowley Recreation department, Boy Scouts, Acadia Sportsman League and with the Welcome House and Mrs. Helen’s soup kitchen. He worked with the Concerns of Police Survivors and sits on the Advisory Board with the Louisiana Technical College of Acadia Parish.
Alderman Whiting would like to express his sincere appreciation and extend his most humble thanks to the Crowley Citizens for allowing him to serve with the hard-working local and state leaders of the City of Crowley, Acadia Parish, and the State of Louisiana.
Whiting commits for the next four years: to continuing his dedication to visiting with any resident with questions or concerns, working with the City Council to clean up more substandard housing, to improve quality of life for all citizens of Crowley, continue to promote future business and continue with phase two of the The Streetscape Program (with state matching funds).
Please remember to vote on October 2nd for the man who is working for you.