Aucoin seeks re-election to City Council District 2

Staff Report
Raymond Aucoin

"In 2005 a great honor was bestowed on me," incumbent City Councilman Raymond Aucoin said.  "The good people of District 2 chose me as their Councilman to the Donaldsonville City Council. Once again I am asking you to give me the opportunity to serve you by re-electing me as your councilman for four more years."

"Being a life long resident of Donaldsonville, the problems and issues facing our community today concern me. However, our city has a great future and with hard work and strong leadership our community can move forward."

Aucoin has been married to Frances Marcello Aucoin for 38 years. They have two sons, Chad and Troy, and two granddaughters.

After graduating from Ascension Catholic High School, Aucoin attended Nicholls State University and received a Bachelors Degree.  After graduating from Nicholls, he taught and coached at Ascension Catholic High School until 1979. During this time he continued his education by attending L.S.U. and earning a Masters Degree.

In 1979, Aucoin left teaching to enter the banking profession. He now has 29 years of banking experience and for the past nine has been employed with First American Bank & Trust as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Donaldsonville Office. Over his banking career he has received diplomas from the LBA School of Banking, the L.BA School of Supervisory Training and the Mid South School of Banking.  

Aucoin has served as a director of the Donaldsonville Area Association for Retarded Citizens, and the Ascension Heritage Association, as well as president of the Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce and the Donaldsonville Rotary Club.

"My term as your Councilman has been both challenging and rewarding," Aucoin said. "We have had to tackle some tough issues. We have had to make some hard decisions. As a result we had many good accomplishments."  

"Shortly after taking office we had to address the budgetary problem of the city. After much discussion and compromising we made adjustments in the budget to establish financial stability in our town."

A new contract for garbage collection was negotiated which has resulted in improved service for our citizens, Aucoin said.

"We had to address the many problems and issues that came about as a result of Hurricane Katrina," Aucoin said.

"Phase one, of what will hopefully be an on going road improvement project, has been completed. Much of this badly needed work was done in District 2."

By years end, a much needed gas line project to repair some of our aging gas lines will be completed. 

"Much has been accomplished since 2005, but there is still a lot of work left to do," Aucoin said. "I am asking the citizens of District 2 to give me another opportunity to serve you and to work hard to make Donaldsonville a better place to live and work."

"Please consider casting your vote to re-elect me as your Councilman."