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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Duet announces candidacy for Port Commission, Seat G

Duet announces candidacy for Port Commission, Seat G

My name is Bob J. Duet and I am asking for your vote and support as I seek election to Seat G of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.

I am a lifelong resident of the South Lafourche Community. I am the son of Ozeime “Rye” Duet and Theresa Bouffanie Duet. I have one sister, Eve M. Duet and am married to Denise L. Hayes. I am the proud father of three sons and one daughter, Jason M. Duet, Darren J. Duet, Kevin M. Duet (Dec), and Ashley M. Duet, as well as a stepson, Ryan J. Roberts.

I am a graduate of Golden Meadow High School. I attended Nicholls State University, University of Southwestern LA, and Tulane University. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Nicholls and a Masters from Tulane.

I am proud to be a citizen of the South Lafourche Community. In 1968, I and a small group of sportsmen, founded the Green Head Club to financially assist our area’s Sporting Teams. With a couple of baseball enthusiast in 1981, we franchised the very first Dixie Youth Baseball League in South Lafourche. In 1988, I became coach of the American Legion Baseball team for nine years straight where we obtained unequivocal success both on and off the field. In nine years, 27 of our area’s youngsters were afforded the opportunity to play baseball at the next level.

I have 37 years of state service experience working in welfare and the mental health programs. In 1980, I helped open the Tri Med unit (Psych alcohol, and Drug abuse) at Chabert State Hospital. In 1992, I was chosen to be the Region 3 Administrator. Region 3 encompassed the parishes of Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, St. Mary, St. James, St. John, and St. Charles. The regional programs consisted of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Public Health, OCDD, Medicaid, and Health Standards.

In 2001, I retired from state service and was hired as a Nursing Home Administrator. I currently run the Raceland Manor Nursing home, which is soon to close and reopen as the South Lafourche Nursing and Rehab facility in Cut Off. Currently my wife and I are concentrating our energy into running a small startup farm in the Cut Off area.

If elected, I promise you one thing, I will work hard for you! I am a term limit guy and plan to service only two terms if elected. I would ask that the young citizens (men and women) get involved in the area’s politics. Run for office, get elected and serve your community. We need your fresh ideas and leadership. Most importantly, this is your future. If there is a better way, lead us to it.

Please consider voting for me, Bob J. Duet for Seat G.