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Continuing a Legacy of Service in Honor and Tribute to those who paved the way.

About Attorney Glenn M. Lazard

To the Residents and Voters of District 5:

    I, Attorney Glenn M. Lazard am pleased to announce my candidacy for the District 5 seat on the newly created Lafayette City Council.

    I am a proud long term resident of the district. I am married to Elaine Boyd Lazard, a retired educator. My extensive community and civic involvement has given me the opportunity to see not only the daunting challenges we face as a district but also the tremendous opportunities for success. My primary goals upon taking office will be insuring a smooth transition in the change of government; economic development throughout the entire district; infrastructure improvements, including the Evangeline Thruway corridor; and ensuring that everyone has equal access to public services.

    I am an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. I possess a Bachelors degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (then USL), and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern University Law Center / Baton Rouge. I am a member of and hold leadership positions in several legal organizations that are very actively involved in providing free legal education and assistance to residents of our community. I have and continue to play an active role in the criminal justice reform movement.

    I have previously served on the Board of Directors of several community non-profit organizations including SMILE Community Action Agency (8 years, board chair for 2 years) and Lafayette Neighborhoods’ Economic Development Corporation. I am a public school volunteer and mentor to young adults. I previously served as the volunteer trial advocacy coach at Northside High School for 6 years. I am a member of St. Anthonys’ Catholic Church where I am a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Eucharistic minister, and very actively involved in numerous other church activities. Additionally I have been actively involved with the Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Holiday appreciation event held annually at the Martin Luther King Center since its inception over 20 years ago, and the annual city wide Easter egg hunt held the Saturday before Easter in Heyman Park for the past 12 years.

    I have always been and will continue to be an advocate for those in need and have received numerous awards and commendations for my services, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Men of Excellence, and the Trailblazer award from the Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce.

    There will no doubt be challenges as we transition to the new form of government. My education, experiences, proven leadership abilities, and personal knowledge of the needs of the community make me uniquely qualified to represent District 5.

    I am experienced, qualified, and committed to continuing the “Legacy of Service” provided by those who paved the way.

I humbly ask for your support, prayers, and vote on October 12, 2019.

                                *EXPERIENCED    *QUALIFIED    *COMMITTED