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Mr. Gerald Michel




  • 803 Douglas Dr.
  • Houma, LA 70364


  • Republican

Mr. Gerald Michel
District 3

Councilman Michel was elected to his second term on the Terrebonne Parish Council in October 2019. His diverse background which includes insurance, health care management, medical sales and management, business, and education have helped him understand the complex issues of parish government. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nicholls State University and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Mr. Michel is currently managing two pharmacies. He balances this with striving to help those who are less fortunate. His vocations have included educating children, school administration, and assisting senior citizens through their maze of health care options.

In addition to his two adult daughters, Michel and his wife, Maia, have a 12-year old son named John and are hosting an exchange student from Mexico during the 2019-2020 school year. The Michels also provide tuition sponsorships for three Filipina children.

As an active member of St. Bernadette Church Parish, Mr. Michel has served on the Pastoral Council, including two years as its president. He currently assists in educating children enrolled in the EDGE ministry, is a lector and commentator, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

While representing the residents of Broadmoor, Oakshire, Southern Estates, and other areas of Bayou Cane, Mr. Michel has monitored drainage and lighting issues for his constituents and addressed concerns as they have arisen. He has seen to it that lighting was added to complete the expansion of Westside Boulevard toward St. Louis Canal Road. Pothole, curb, and catch basin issues have also been addressed.

In addition to representing District 3, Mr. Michel knows the importance of addressing the needs of the entire parish as well as monitoring the actions of the executive branch of Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government to maintain appropriate checks and balances as prescribed by good government practice. He is known for standing up for the important issues.

Michel takes great pride in keeping an open line of communication not only with those in his district, but with the entire parish by publishing opinion columns in the local newspapers and speaking at various functions when invited. If you need assistance from Mr. Michel, he is available at 985-856-6562.

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