CARENCRO – Today was the final day to qualify for the upcoming mayoral race in Carencro.
Charolette Stemmans Clavier, a former mayor pro-temp-ore of Carencro, is running as a republican.
Tommy Angelle, who served as mayor of the city from 1978-2003, is running as a democrat.
While the current mayor Glenn Brasseaux is running as an independent.
Lafayette city-parish councilman Jay Castille believes each candidate has something to offer the city of Carencro.
“Ms. Charlotte has about four years experience as a council member,” explains the councilman, “Mr. Angelle has some mayoral experience prior to Mayor Brasseaux. Mayor Brasseaux’s been here for sixteen years. So he’s got some good experience built in. He has the most recent knowledge of all the regulations and the most recent growth of Carencro…They all bring something to the table.”
Current mayor Glenn Brasseaux, who has served as mayor since 2003, has worked with both of his two challengers, but doesn’t expect a dirty campaign.
Says the current mayor, “I think when it’s all over we’ll respect each other and still be friends, is my hope; all three of us.”
Whoever wins the election in November will be tasked with building on the growth the city has seen the past fifteen years.
Adds Castille, “They’re main issue is to try and take care of the infrastructure, you know. Let’s start doing some roads, our water lines needs some changing, change out some of the water lines. But for the most part, Carencro is on the grow and it’s goin’.”