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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
  • April election: Hebert running for District 1 council seat

  • A life-long resident of the Sulphur area, Randall “Randy” J. Hebert has announced his candidacy for District 1's City of Sulphur Council seat. Election Day is April 5.
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  • A life-long resident of the Sulphur area, Randall “Randy” J. Hebert has announced his candidacy for District 1’s City of Sulphur Council seat. Election Day is April 5.
    He and his wife, Suzanne Robichaux Hebert, have been married for 35 years and have been residents of District 1 since 1983. The couple has four adult children and one granddaughter. Hebert is a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church on Cypress St. and belongs to the Knights of Columbus Council 3015 and Sir Knight with Fr. Eugene Veillard 2087.
    “Some of my fondest memories growing up here was in my father’s garage, The Brake Clinic, located on Huntington Street behind Saunier’s Grocery Store, which was located on Ruth many years ago,” Hebert recalled.
    With his lifelong interest as a mechanic, he enrolled at SOWELA, where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.
    “Shortly after earning my degree, I went to work for Grumman, later named Northrop Grumman after a merger of the two companies. I quickly began working out-of-town as a licensed contract aircraft mechanic for various companies in other states,” he said, “But with a wife and children waiting for my return, I accepted a position as a medical billing specialist for a local podiatrist. My employer closed his practice to enter retirement and that’s when I retired.”
    Although retired, Hebert remains active in the community. He serves as Chapter Advisor of the SWLA Le Chien Cookers.
    “I enjoy outdoor cooking with the local dutch oven cooking group. As Vice President of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, I enjoy visiting other start-up as well as established local Dutch Oven chapters, offering them my support and my knowledge of running a successful chapter program. My travels also allow me to teach dutch oven cooking to scouts, adults, homeschoolers and other wholesome civic organizations.”
    As for public service, the concept is not a new one to his family. Hebert’s cousin, Adias Saunier held the office of mayor for the City of Sulphur for around 18 years and his uncle, Bevian Hebert, served on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.
    “Personal development has been a long time interest of mine and with my billing specialist experience, I have come to better understand personal as well as business finances. In doing so, I developed a compassion for the creation of start-up businesses, the daily challenges of established businesses and how the City may better support those who risk it all, creating jobs in the area,” said Hebert.
    “With my experience in health care billing and office management, I bring an expertise to the Sulphur City Council that will better assist the community,” he continued, “I am looking forward to working for the people of Sulphur.”

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