Doucet. Freeman swearing in Tuesday

Published 7:13 pm Monday, July 4, 2011

Port Arthur will have another new two City Council members taking their seats Tuesday, bringing the total of new members to four.

Harold L. Doucet Sr., will be sworn into the District 4 City Council position and Derrick Freeman, the Position 7 seat. Both will take their oaths of office at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday during a swearing in ceremony immediately after election results are canvassed. The ceremony is at City Hall in Council Chambers.

Both are newcomers to the Port Arthur political arena who won their seats in a June 25 runoff election.

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Doucet, 61, is retired from the U.S. Army with 30 years military experience. Freeman, 35, is self-employed in the marketing and networking field.

In May, newcomer Raymond Scott and Kerry “Twin” Thomas, who had  ran unsuccessfully for Council three years ago, won their races for the respective District 1 and Position 8 Council seats.

Scott, 54, is self-employed, the owner of Scott and Scott Companies.

Thomas is a day foreman at the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District, where he has 21 years service.

Scott and Thomas were took their oaths in May.

Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince said she looks forward to working with the new board members.

“It is my hope we have a board that will work together to provide the citizens the necessities that they need,” Prince said. “I’ve got great hopes for the Council, and am excited and ready to work with them. I think we will be able to do great things together.”

The four new members of Council join incumbents: Liz Segler, District 2; Morris Albright III, District, 3; John Beard , District 5 and Robert E. Williamson, District 6.