Blacet seeks seat on Edinburg council

Paul Blacet

Paul Blacet is a candidate for one of Edinburg Town Council’s three seats open in the May 3 election.

Blacet, originally from Monroe, Louisiana, is a retired area manager for AT&T in Wilmington, North Carolina. After moving to Edinburg in 2010, he became involved in the community. He has served as commissioner of the town’s Zoning Board for the past four years, and for the past two he has also served on Edinburg’s Planning Commission.

Blacet says his experience in these areas has qualified him for Town Council, and he intends to maximize Edinburg’s economy, advocating a low tax structure and low expenses.

“I’m always thinking about how we can create a business-friendly environment and be able to attract business,” said Blacet.

Blacet says that his plans for business will not come at the expense of the town’s character.

“I want to maintain Edinburg’s character. Whatever new developments come our way, we want to make sure they are increasing the community’s value,” he said.

Blacet attended Northeast Louisiana University for three years before getting married to his wife Vicki and starting a family. Blacet and his wife have two children and six grandchildren.

The Blacets are ordained ministers and run Living the Dream ministry, a non-denominational ministry that helps married couples make their marriages the best they can be.

“We try to minister (to) married couples that are in distress and try to get them back on track using the word of God. We have people stay in our home for maybe two, three or four days and have some one-on-one time with them,” said Blacet.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com