Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A

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August 08, 2007 at 10:34 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A
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Carolyn K. Schexnaydre, a lifelong resident of Destrehan, announces her candidacy for council-at-large division A.

“As a homemaker and community volunteer, I have the time to devote to the parish and the desire to put the needs of the people first,” Schexnaydre told the Herald-Guide.

“I am a new voice, and will represent your voice because everyone’s opinion counts,” she continued.

“We need to stop talking and studying every project to death and start taking action.”

Schexnaydre plans to address levee and water problems parish-wide.

“Our water problems are serious and we’re running on prayers,” she said.

“Our levees need to be raised to the proper level and the west bank levees need to be built,” she continued.

“We spend millions on bandaids instead of permanently correcting these problems.”

Schexnaydre believes millions of dollars are being wasted with very little results.

“Our sewage rates are way too high, we need pumps in certain areas,” she said.

“There are still drainage problems all over this parish and we are constantly being asked to raise our taxes.”

Recreation is important to Schexnaydre and if elected she plans to make it a priority.

“We need our recreation department opened year round,” she said.

“Because once school is out some kids roam the streets with nothing to do and get into trouble,” she continued.

“If children are enrolled in sports activities they don’t have time to get into trouble, our children are our future.”

Schexnaydre, has been married for 36 years to Gilbert Schexnaydre. The couple has three children and one grandson.

Schexnaydre served as the President of the American Legion Auxiliary member of the auxiliary 366 for 15 years and the president for the last 3 years, second district president of the American Legion Auxiliary and is a member of the Louisiana Volunteers for Community and Family Education of New Sarpy, Chaplain of 8/40 Salon No. 114, Volunteered with the Gumbo Krewe after Hurricane Katrina, and taught Community Education Classes at Destrehan High School.

“I want the schools to be more active in our, boys and girls state program,”

Schexnaydre said this program teaches children how government works from top to bottom.

“I feel education is the key to our future and I feel kids need an opportunity to see how our government works.”


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