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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Pierce announces candidacy for re-election to Port Commission, Seat E

Pierce announces candidacy for re-election to Port Commission, Seat E

I, Curtis "Tompuss" Pierce, am announcing my re-election bid for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Div. E Seat. I've been a life long resident of the 10th Ward who resided in Golden Meadow, Cut Off and now Galliano.

I'm the son of the late Alcee "Tompuss" Pierce and Adela Lafont Pierce, the grandson of the late John and Amelia Lafont and Syres and Elucia Pierce. I have three wonderful children: Kyle, Sarah Pierce (deceased), and Elizabeth Pierce Danos, along with 13 grandchildren: Jude, Jeron, Joseph, Justin, Jacob, Marcella, John, Joachim, Gianna Pierce, Devin Danos, Sarah Danos and Nichoas Sagherian.

I'm retired from Vision Communications after 41-1/2 years and from Crosby Tugs, for nearly 4 years.

Working for these two organizations has made me aware of the drastic changes our community has had to endure due to the oil crises. But I'm thrilled to hear from constituents and industry owners throughout our community that an increase in work is occurring in the Gulf today.

This is great news cause it's all about jobs now, and this has been my main platform from the beginning. Although it's a slow moving progression toward gaining new jobs, it's a positive movement, nonetheless.

My concerns for our community remain the same. I am seeking to create more jobs for those of us who live within the 10th Ward first, because it is you, the citizen of this Ward who passed a tax in 1960 to fund the Port we have today and it is you, who should come first when jobs are handed out for this area, because it is still you, who continues to support our Port today.

I'm proud of the services I've been able to provide to you thus for as a full-time Port Commissioner and I will continue to stand firm to this platform of job creating as I have these past ten months.

I assure you that I will continue to do everything in my power to bring our Port back to what it once was, a major jobs producer for the 10th Ward, Parish, State and Nation.

Lastly, I'm humbly asking you to consider casting your vote to re-elect me on November 6.

So, go out and practice your rights as a "free citizen" and "VOTE", and please consider casting your vote for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Div. "E" seat towards Curtis "Tompuss" Pierce. I would greatly appreciate it.