I am Louis J. Tamporello Jr. and I have served as your councilman for the past 7½ years. I would like the opportunity to once again represent you as your City Councilman in District 5 for the next four years.
MORGAN CITY, La. -- I am married to Mary Blum Tamporello, and we have three children: Christina married to Andrew Mancuso, Nicholas married to Jill Manning, and Katie; three grandchildren, Thomas, Emma and Caroline; and three step-grandchildren, Shannon, Mary Grace and Stephen.
I am a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Nicholls State University where I earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a minor in management and economics. I am employed as a sales representative by Coastwide Electric.
I am a member of Sacred Heart Church, American Petroleum Institute, Morgan City Rotary Club, treasurer of Concerned Citizens for the Community, board member of the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival and fundraising chairman of Morgan City Tiger Athletic Club. I am a former board member of St. Mary Industrial Group, Teche Regional Board of Trustees, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce and former president of Atchafalaya River Coalition. I have coached Dixie Youth baseball teams for 14 years and girls softball for five years.
As a resident of Morgan City, I have experienced both the good times and the bad times in our city. My involvement in the above organizations allows me to be in contact with many people not only from our town but also from all over our area.
Our Morgan City area has many things to offer, such as our waterways, tourism, airport, railroad system, recreation, highways and a safe harbor. Sometimes we take for granted all these great things that our town has to offer. Our future and our children’s future will depend on our ability to promote our area. We must continue to develop Lake End Park, new subdivisions, our new power plant and our ever improving health care facilities.
We need to help promote our local businesses and entice the manufacturing industry into our area to create all types of jobs. Finally, it is important that we work to maintain our mandated 20’ channel and keep the 35’ channel as our ultimate goal. This will allow all types of vessels to come into our port and hopefully create much needed jobs for our community.
I would appreciate the opportunity to represent the citizens of District 5 once again and look forward to any suggestions that you may have to make our community a better place to live and to keep our children and grandchildren at home where they belong. If you would like a yard sign, have a suggestion, or would like to offer help and support please feel free to contact me at 384-8804. Together, we can make a difference. Your vote will be appreciated on Nov. 6.