Joey Durel

Joey Durel

Lester Joseph "Joey" Durel, Jr. (born April 3, 1953) is the mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana. Elected in 2003, he became only the second Republican mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, and the second person elected as "City-Parish president" of the combined City of Lafayette and Lafayette Parish government. A small businessman, Durel had never before sought or held political office.

Durel was unopposed for his second term as City-Parish president in the jungle primary held on October 20, 2007.

Read more about Joey DurelEarly Years and Family, Durel's Business Pursuits, Durel Becomes A Republican, The Election of 2003

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... Joey Durel has come under increasing scrutiny by his constituents since his unopposed reelection ... Durel has faced much criticism for the part he played in letting Allied Waste submit an increased no-bid contract for trash pickup in Lafayette a full two years ... Durel continues to be criticized for his role in helping Redflex, the Australian speed camera company, in placing their speed cameras and speed vans into Lafayette. ...