Former mayor ready to serve on council again

Published 4:14 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019

LaFAYETTE —Former LaFayette Mayor David Ennis is throwing his hat in the ring to represent District B on the LaFayette City Council after Feb. 12.

Serving on the council isn’t new to Ennis as he was the mayor from 1992 to 1996.

He was then elected to serve District B as a city council member from 2000 to 2016.

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He decided to a take a step back as his CPA firm was growing and he needed to spend more time there.

Now that his firm has merged with another firm, he’s ready to get involved in city affairs again.

He’s lived in LaFayette his whole life. It’s where he met his wife, Susan, and had two sons, David Jr., and Wesley.

Now, they have six grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He said his son, David Jr., has recently moved back to the region, which puts his focus on LaFayette’s future beyond his lifetime.

“We have good people on the council. They all have the best interests of the city at heart,” Ennis said. “I served with all of them, so of that I am certain. I won’t add any “goals” to the mix that don’t already exist.”

He said his goal is to assist other members of the council to accomplish its goals as efficiently as possible.

Ennis said the city is financially sound, but it can all change with one big mistake.

“I’ve said it this way ‘You can give us the Taj Mahal, but we can’t afford the light bill,’” he said. “Grants are not always free. Sixty percent of our citizens are on fixed income and cannot pay for everything we want.”

He said he appreciates the support from the people in District B and would be proud to serve them.

The election for District B in Layette is on Feb. 12.