Aug 19, 2013 8:03 PM by Alex Labat
As Aprill Foulcard sets out to perform her daily duties as interim mayor, she says she's constantly reminded of the man who sat in the chair before her.
"Mayor de'Clouet was truly an intelligent, noble, loving person, and he was also a great asset to the city", says Foulcard.
As mayor pro temps, Foulcard stepped into the role of acting mayor in de'Clouet's absence, giving her a chance to learn what it's like to be mayor firsthand.
"And also working well with the other persons in out other departments. Just making sure that we do carry out our day to day operations", says Foulcard.
Her opponent, 3-term city alderman and business owner Kenneth Kern says his years of experience would make him and excellent mayor, but knows nothing can be done if those in Jeanerette don't work together.
"I'm not making promises, the only thing I promise is to be fair and honest. I really think that together, we can", says Kern.
He says win or lose, voters should turn out on October 19th to exercise their right to vote, partly in honor of the former mayor.
"Whether they vote for me, or for my opponent. Get out and vote. It's the patriotic thing to do, it's the American thing to do", says Kern.
A breakdown of October's elections can be found here.