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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Melancon seeks re-election to Port Commission

Melancon seeks re-election to Port Commission

John Melancon, Jr. announced today that he is a candidate for re-election to the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Known to many around the bayou region as “T-John”, he currently serves as the commissioner on Seat G of the port commission board.

The commission oversees the administration of Port Fourchon as well as the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport in Galliano.

A graduate of Nicholls State University and married to the former Rosalind Griffin, John currently serves as treasurer and finance chair of the commission board and plays a leadership role in Port Fourchon’s $60 million annual budget.

“I am seeking re-election in order to continue growing the economic engine that is Port Fourchon,” Melancon said. “We have a bright future at the port. The airport in Galliano is seeing increased passenger counts now exceeding over 100,000 individuals a year and a large liquid natural gas (LNG) facility is on track for construction, a project that is slated to be the most expensive in parish history.”

In addition, he noted the coming of Fourchon Island, which will include the creation of some 500 acres of land at the port which will be available for lease for the servicing of deepwater rig repair among other possibilities for the land.

“As you can see, we are working on many exciting things for the future at Port Fourchon, all things that will create or help to create jobs for our local area as well as our region,” he said. “I ask for your support and vote in the fall election so we can continue making our area a great place to live, work and play.”

Election day is slated for Tuesday, November 6.