Clopha Boudreaux III has officially announced his candidacy for Sulphur mayor. The election will be held on Saturday, April 5.
Boudreaux, 56, is a lifelong Sulphur resident and a 1976 Bi-Centennial graduate of Sulphur High School.
Boudreaux and his wife, Kim, an employee of The Family Practice Center of Sulphur, have been married for 11 years. He has a daughter, Jill, who is employed at Southwest Credit Union, and three granddaughters, Kaille, Madison, and Lorin. They all attend Houston River Baptist Church.
In the past, he has been a coach and game official for Sulphur Parks and Recreation (SPAR) and an assistant football, basketball and track coach at LeBlanc Middle School. Currently, he is a Sulphur High School CECP assistant basketball and golf coach. He also serves as color analyst for Sulphur High Athletics on KEZM 1310-Sports Radio.
Boudreaux retired at the end of 2010 from the City of Sulphur as Water Plant Supervisor, with over 30 years of service. During his tenure, he had been honored as employee of the month and Supervisor of the year. He is a member of the Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA).
Boudreaux also carries a current Class IV Water Production, Treatment and Distribution License, the highest level certified by the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals.
"My roots run deep here as my grandfather and uncle worked at the Sulphur Mines," said Boudreaux, "I myself am a second generation retiree of the City of Sulphur. I have served under the past five elected mayors. Through the years, I've watched, listened and learned from many people associated with my growing process with the City of Sulphur."
"I am and have been a loyal and honest public servant and am not a politician," he emphasized, "We will promote completely open, honest and effective communication between the City and its citizens. We shall be responsible and held accountable for our city resources and finances. We will do our best at all times. We shall look and listen to the needs of all of our employees. We shall know them all by name and encourage and thank them personally as we hand them their checks on pay day! Something that no administration has ever done before!"
He continued, stating, "We will indeed become great neighbors with surrounding communities and organizations. And I look forward to visiting with our citizens as I work to become the ambassador for the pride of Southwest Louisiana — Sulphur."
Boudreaux can be reached at (337)526-4199.