Nancy Marcotte running for mayor-president

Ad exec-turned-Realtor Nancy Marcotte is joining the race for mayor-president of Lafayette.

A Republican, Marcotte will face fellow Republican Josh Guillory, a lawyer, and former LCG Planning Director Carlee Alm-LaBar, who has no party affiliation. The three are vying to replace Joel Robideaux, a first-termer who opted not to seek re-election.

Marcotte tells me she will formally announce next week. She says she is busy wrapping up business commitments this week and issued a brief statement.

“Lafayette needs a leader that can bring jobs back to the city and parish, stabilize our failed budget process, and create a tax environment that promotes job growth,” the statement states.

In 2001 Marcotte became a licensed Realtor and two years later opened one of the first Keller Williams franchises in the state. Today, she is the broker of three Keller Williams franchises and an investor in three others across the South.

The statement calls Marcotte a “pro-life, pro-second amendment businesswoman.”

Marcotte calls herself a “self-made entrepreneur that has succeeded in business and created hundreds of jobs in Lafayette and nearly a thousand across the South.”

Marcotte says as mayor-president she will work with voters, business interests and community leaders to create jobs, simplify Lafayette’s tax and budget system, and fix crumbling infrastructure.

Qualifying is Aug. 6-8. The election is Oct. 12.

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A founding editor of both The Independent and ABiz and senior editor at The Times of Acadiana in the 1990s, Leslie Turk has worked in the newspaper business in Lafayette for almost three decades. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times and The Acadiana Advocate. Email her at leslie@thecurrentla.com.

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