Lynn Guidry considers run for C-P prez

Lynn Guidry

A fourth potential candidate is now eying the race for Lafayette city-parish president.

According to this report from The Daily Advertiser, former City-Parish Council member (1988-1996) Lynn Guidry says he’s seriously considering a run to replace the term-limited Joey Durel.

If Guidry does enter the race, he’ll be the lone Democrat — at least so far — running against the two Republican candidates: state Rep. Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley, the chief administrative officer under Durel. District 4 City-Parish Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, also a Dem, has said he's considering a possible run as well.

“The other two candidates are great guys, and bring a lot to the table,” Guidry tells the Advertiser. “I may bring something different. Lafayette needs autonomy. The whole parish votes on everything, including things that affect only Lafayette. There needs to be a way to fix that. It may take an outside-the-city person to bring that about.”

The 66-year-old Guidry is an architect known for a number of big projects like Parc International and Parc Sans Souci.

He says his decision on whether he’ll run will be made soon.

“I’m looking at it, praying about it,” he says, adding, “I’ve got the envie.”