LAFAYETTE, LA. — The two candidates heading to the run-off to have a seat on the first Lafayette City Council in decades are Attorney Glenn Lazard and Community Activist Janet Jackson.
Link to Janet Jackson's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/votejackson5/
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Link to Glenn Lazard's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Vote-Glenn-Lazard-113052960095931/
Glenn is a long-term resident of the district who is married to Elaine Boyd Lazard, a retired educator, according to his website. His goals upon taking office will be insuring a smooth transition in the change of government, economic development throughout the entire district, infrastructure improvements, including the Evangeline Thruway corridor, and ensuring that everyone has equal access to public services.
Glenn is a veteran of the United States Army and has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (then USL), and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern University Law Center / Baton Rouge. He is a member of and holds leadership positions in several legal organizations that are very actively involved in providing free legal education and assistance to residents of our community.
He has previously served on the Board of Directors of several community non-profit organizations including SMILE Community Action Agency (8 years, board chair for 2 years) and Lafayette Neighborhoods’ Economic Development Corporation. He is a public school volunteer and previously served as the volunteer trial advocacy coach at Northside High School for 6 years. He is a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church where he is a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Eucharistic minister. He is also , actively involved with the Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Holiday appreciation event held annually at the Martin Luther King Center since its inception over 20 years ago, and the annual city wide Easter egg hunt held the Saturday before Easter in Heyman Park for the past 12 years.
He has received numerous awards, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Men of Excellence, and the Trailblazer award from the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce.