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Dufrene announces candidacy for LPSB District 15 seat

Dufrene announces candidacy for LPSB District 15 seat

I, Troy Dufrene, would like to announce my candidacy for Lafourche Parish School Board District 15 in the upcoming election on November 6.

I have been married to Nicol Cheramie Dufrene of Golden Meadow for 20 years. We have two daughters, Beth Felarise and Brooke Dufrene, and 4 grandchildren.

I have been employed as a Harbor Police with the Greater Lafourche Port Commission for over 25 years, where I am currently a Lieutenant. Being in law enforcement, I have an understanding and awareness of the importance of keeping our school children safe.

I am a 1987 graduate of South Lafourche High School. I had attended Nicholls State University for 2 years when I left to pursue my career in law enforcement. My two daughters graduated from South Lafourche High School; thus, I have always been a supporter of public education.

By having multiple relatives working within the school system, I have an understanding of issues and concerns that our students, teachers, and schools encounter on a regular basis. Being a father and grandfather, I understand the issues and concerns that parents encounter when dealing with the school system. I believe these factors add to my ability to be a voice for all people involved with the school system. Being a voice for the students, teachers, and the residents of Lafourche Parish is my top priority.

As an employee of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, I have years of experience working with a successful 9-member board; therefore, I am in favor of reducing the board from its current 15 members to 9 members.

I will always be available to the people of this parish. I will handle all issues with dignity and respect. But most of all, I will represent the wishes of District 15.

I ask that you let your voice be heard by going vote on November 6. I also ask that you consider voting for me as your next Lafourche Parish School Board District 15 representative.