Lake Charles City Council Race - District G

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Mark Eckard, John Fontenot, and Khalid Taha are the three men competing for District G's Lake Charles City Council seat.

Mark Eckard wants to be councilman to complete projects that have already been started in his district.

Mark Eckard says, "I would love to see the sewage problems addressed in some of the areas where that's still lacking.  We have some infrastructure problems that we need to take care of. As our district continues to grow and expand we need to make sure that infrastructure keeps up with that growth."

John Fontenot, also running for District G's council seat, says he wants to be the district's next councilman to help make his community, and the city, the best it can be.

John Fontenot says, "I want to work on safety for children in the school districts, like in Barbe and other areas, where there are ditches and no sidewalks.  Of course, everybody deserves a sewer system.  Sewage should be a given and we shouldn't have to beg and plead for sewers to be installed in our city and make sure water flows off our property properly."

Khalid Taha is the third candidate for District G's council seat.  He says he wants to be his district's councilman to give back to the community that has given so much to him.

Khalid Taha says, "I would like to make sure Lake Charles is safe and secure for our children and senior citizens.  I would also like to make sure they have the best education from quality teachers."

Mark Eckard,  John Fontenot, and Khalid Taha are all running for District G's City Councilman.