Chris Guidry announces candidacy for Sorrento Mayor

Chris Guidry and family

After careful and prayerful thought, I have decided to run for the office of mayor for the Town of Sorrento. After moving here and starting a family 7 years ago I have come to love our quiet little town.  My wife, Shae, and our four beautiful children are proud to call Sorrento home; we are committed to preserving all that makes our community unique while positioning Sorrento for a bright future.

That is the reason I first got involved in local government, attending council meetings to speak on drainage/FEMA issues being considered.  I was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2017 where important decisions concerning future development were considered, recommendations made to the Town Council.  With the experience and knowledge gained as a Planning Commissioner, I felt it was time to seek election to the council in 2019 to fill a vacant seat, and the great people of Sorrento honored me with their vote.

While we love Sorrento and its small-town charm, there are areas in need of improvement and many issues threatening our future.

Inefficient drainage and substandard roadways are problems we confront on every day.  The fiscal reality is that Sorrento relies heavily on Ascension Parish, we even pay the Sheriff’s Office for police protection.  That is why I ran for council with a platform including the establishment of better working relationships with Ascension governmental entities.

As your mayor I will continue that effort, building on the cooperative spirit beginning to take hold with parish officials.  My platform:

  • Eliminate wasteful spending to ensure that every tax dollar is spent to improve the life of every resident.
  • With council cooperation, implementation of a proper drainage program in my first year in office.
  • In combination with Ascension Parish, maintenance on our major drainage channels and waterways while using available town assets/employees when possible.
  • Engage or town engineer/grant writer to find every possible dollar to repair our roads (many of which have not been maintained for decades).
  • Responsible business/commercial growth. (This is imperative as Sorrento must generate more sales tax revenue if we hope to keep pace with increasing infrastructure demands).

I want nothing more than to raise my children in the best version of Sorrento possible. I look forward to hearing from every resident to learn your ideas to make our special little town the best it can be.  I humbly ask for your support, and your vote, in the upcoming election on March 30.

 

Chris Guidry

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