Two Erath natives will run for mayor, one vying to hold onto a title he’s had for more than four years after almost 3 decades on town council, and the other, hoping to snag the seat after two years on the town’s council.
Taylor Mencacci is a local businessman who says his background starting a company in Erath will help him with his mission if elected mayor.
“I will be able to work with future business owners that come in, and we will be able to help them develop their business in Erath. It’s not going to happen overnight, but my experiences, my military experiences, my business experience, my conservative approach is what we need to move Erath forward,” said Mencacci.
Mencacci also says that he has plans in the works to boost the local economy.
“We need to hold people accountable, throughout the town, to control spending,” said Mencacci.
Current mayor John Leblanc would also like to see new businesses in town. He says he’s already paved the way to usher that in.
“The wheels are already turning, and I just feel that we’re headed in the right direction,” says Leblanc.
Leblanc is certain that his dedication to Erath sets him apart.
“I lived here at city hall for fourteen days and fourteen nights after Hurricane Rita. I was here for support of these people coming in here crying saying I’ve lost everything I have, I don’t know where to turn,” says Leblanc.
Both candidates claim an undying love for their town is why they want it to prosper.
“We have great people, hardworking people and we have one of the best schools in the nation,” said Mencacci.
“I wouldn’t want to live any place else,” said Leblanc.