Dudley is a Cajun speaking lifelong resident of Vermilion Parish, growing up in the area of Leon and Sweetbay Rd located in district 9. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and has been married to the former Judith Bourque for 43 years. He is a proud father of 4 children and 10 grandchildren, all whom reside here in Vermilion Parish. He is also a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church.
Although Dudley has never been a politician, public service is nothing new to him. He recently retired from the Vermilion Parish Police Jury with 28 years of service. The last 7 years of his career was spent serving as the Parish Road Superintendant for the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, responsible for directing and managing both the employees assigned to road maintenance along with the daily duties associated with road maintenance for Vermilion Parish.
Public service and volunteer work in the community has been a way of life for Dudley. He is a charter member and a lifetime member of the 7th Ward Volunteer Fire Department where he served as president for 10 years, Fire Chief for 2 years and Fireman for 10 years.
He is a member of the American Legion Post 29, Abbeville Chapter. He currently represents the Vermilion Parish Police Jury on the Abbeville City Parks and Recreation Board.
Dudley’s community involvement has always been very active over the years and has included being on the board for various organizations to include the Meaux Riding Club, Southwest Louisiana Horsemen Association, Abbeville Pony Baseball, Abbeville Babe Ruth, Louisiana High School Athletic Association Umpire, American Legion and the 7th Ward Fire Department.
“Working for the Vermilion Parish Police Jury for the last 28 years serving the residents of Vermilion Parish has enabled me to build a long and successful record of accomplishment and service to the people,” says Broussard regarding his public service career. “My experience to date working for the Vermilion Parish Police Jury coupled with my sincere desire to serve my community is what has moved me to ask the voters of District 9 for their support in my wish to become their next Police Juror in the coming election set for October 22 of this year.
“I’ve already been asked what my campaign platform will be. I am not a politician with a long list of promises. I do not claim to already know all the issues nor do I promise to be able to solve all the problems immediately. I am an honest hardworking man. What I do promise is to walk the district to hear and learn the concerns of everyone willing to speak and, if elected, to represent the district with determination and perseverance by addressing every issue head on to find real solutions.
“I have always believed that government should be accountable to the people, able to perform its duties effectively, and be fiscally responsible with your tax dollars. I pledge to take all issues seriously and promise to represent the people of District 9 with honesty, integrity and commitment. I have a record of saying what I mean and doing what I say. I am offering the people of District 9 a style of leadership that is simple, honest and straight to the point; a style that is more concerned with doing what is right than being politically correct.
“I look forward to visiting with the residents of District 9 as I begin my campaign.”