District 7 City-Parish Councilman Don Bertrand will make his re-election bid official on Wednesday.
District 7 City-Parish Councilman Don Bertrand will make his re-election bid official on Wednesday with a reception at River Oaks, and the list of co-hosts for the event reads like a who's-who in Lafayette politics: City-Parish President Joey Durel; state Sen. Mike Michot; state Reps. Page Cortez and Nancy Landry; U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany; U.S. Sen. David Vitter; Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle; along with Hub City civic and business luminaries Robert and LeAnne Daigle; Bill and Ann Fenstermaker; Glenn and Dana Armentor; and Kam and Mazie Movassaghi, to name just a few.
Bertrand, a Republican, currently has no announced opponent in the Oct. 22 primary election. Lafayette business owner Craig Spikes announced his intention to challenge Bertrand last spring, but due to redistricting Spikes is now campaigning against District 7 incumbent Keith Patin.