It was a great campaign and I want to THANK all my family, friends, manager, supporters, and all those who helped in our campaign to keep the American Dream alive and believe in Hammond the way I believe in my city.

I entered this campaign for the love of my city and the goals and dreams of making Hammond a better place for “ALL” the good people of this city. It was and is for the LOVE of Hammond and nothing and no one will ever change my desire to make it a better place to live.
 
I do believe in the power of prayer and know God is always in control and I never ask “WHY” because God’s plan is always greater than mine and my choices. I entered this race in grief and took it to the campaign trail. As my mom made me promise her days before she passed away before announcing my run for Mayor. She said it best,” That little word mayor before your name means nothing, always follow your heart and soul and always do what you have always done best that your dad and I taught you and your sister. Make the world a better and more beautiful place like you always have done, blessed you have been”. She was right…! I am blessed this day because of the word “FAMILY”, and I am at peace with God’s decisions and the people’s choices.
 
So, today is a new day, and the sun rose and so did I with still the same dreams and goals of making the city I love a better place for you and I. No regrets, it’s been a great journey, and this is not the ending, this is just the beginning,
Save your yard signs, “I WILL BE BACK IN 36 MONTHS”
“THANK YOU” and again I appreciate ALL MY SUPPORTERS and my friends near and far.
 
TODAY is a new day, let us live it to the fullest…! and may HAMMOND always prosper and grow into the city I call “HOME” and love best. God Bless you all and let the sunshine this glorious day.

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Johnny Pecoraro

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A special THANK YOU to my amazing campaign manager (Wayne Glascock) and his family for surprising me yesterday with a “RED GRAVY SUNDAY”….! It did have a little Cajun spice, but all the LOVE was in that gravy, and “WE” keep the FAMILY together. This is what I talk about all the time “RED GRAVY SUNDAYS” who made me the man I am today with LOVE and APPRECIATION that I will continue to teach everyone in the community how important it is to hold your families together…! Community, churches, and everyone in our area. Together we can and will hold our families together with so much love in that RED GRAVY SUNDAYS….”FAMILY ” Thank You Wayne and Judy for a special DAY and for sharing the love we all need to remember in keeping families together…! “Long live Red Gravy Sundays and Grandmas” WE have so much to do to make Hammond the place it used to be and together we will…..!

Happy Birthday

Mom

Happy Heavenly Birthday Mom
The most beautiful mother and woman at 90 I have ever known…!
You always were a lady, dressed and showed your love to so many people throughout your life. Your home is still a home, and the scent of ester lauder remains in your home.
You may no longer be here on earth with Cathy and I, but you will always be within our hearts.
As my mom, God lent you to us to be our mom while here on earth. Today you are in the grace of God and celebrating this day and we also will celebrate here on earth with you still so present in our hearts.
I will always be a momma’s boy and am so thankful for all her love and devotion as a wonderful loving and caring “LADY”. I remember the week before she died, we were helping change her diaper because you could no longer lift yourself and I looked at you and saw a tear and I remember saying to you as I wiped it away. “Mom what are you crying for, you said I never wanted for you or Cathy to have to help change my diapers” I looked right back at her and said, “I never cried when you changed mine” and as I whipped her tears away, she smiled. The only other tear I ever saw her with was the morning she took her last breath and one tear fell from her eye……!
You taught us the meaning of love, family, and faith. The meaning of red gravy Sundays and all those times we sat and ate supper as a family every evening at six o’clock. What we shared at those times will always define who we are because of you and Dad. The 72 years you stayed married to the man you loved taught us everything we need to carry on, but nothing will ever replace me holding your hand and telling you “I LOVE YOU” and hearing you say “Johnny”
Happy Birthday, Mom, you are loved but never forgotten. You touched many lives and as it says on your headstone.
“A lady she was beautiful inside and out
until we meet again, fly high mom, fly high”
Thank you for being our “MOM”
Rest in Peace MOM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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“TAKING HAMMOND TO THE NEXT LEVEL”

TIME FOR CHANGE

THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT ME; IT IS ABOUT “YOU”!

OUR CITY IS FILLED WITH CRIME, SEWAGE, AND DRAINAGE ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED NOW. CRIME IS STILL THE BIGGEST AND MOST APPARENT ISSUE FACING OUR CITY. LIVING IN A CRIME-RIDDEN COMMUNITY NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE CITIZENS OF HAMMOND DAILY. I REFUSE FOR ANY CITIZEN TO BE HELD CAPTIVE IN OUR HOMES BY GANGS AND VIOLENCE. THIS WILL NOT CONTINUE UNDER MY WATCH AS MAYOR.

HAMMOND HAS NEVER BEEN IN A BETTER FINANCIAL SITUATION, THANKS TO THE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO OUR CITY’S FINANCIAL STATUS.

IT IS UP TO US TO DECIDE HOW WE SPEND THE REVENUE TO MAKE HAMMOND A BETTER CITY, THAT WE CAN ALL SAFELY ENJOY. WE DO NOT NEED A MORATORIUM ON BUILDING. AS A CITY, WE NEED SOLUTIONS, NOT EXCUSES. THIS CITY NEEDS TO GROW.

SEWAGE AND DRAINAGE AFFECTS THE FUNCTIONALITY OF OUR CITY ENTIRELY TOO MUCH. EIGHT YEARS LATER, AND I STILL CAN NOT FLUSH MY TOILETS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. WE ARE WASTING ANOTHER FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ON A CRUMBLING SEWAGE SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN A FAILURE FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES. WE CAN NOT EVEN GET AN EPA PERMIT APPROVED TO CHANGE THE CONDITIONS OF OUR CURRENT WASTELANDS. THIS SYSTEM IS NEGATIVELY IMPACTING US ALL, AND WE WILL FIX THIS PROBLEM. WE CAN NOT CONTINUE DESTROYING OUR WETLANDS.

WE ARE BLESSED TO LIVE IN A CITY WHERE WE ALL KNOW OUR NEIGHBORS. WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST GIVING COMMUNITIES IN LOUISANA. WITH THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP, WE CAN ALSO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST COMMUNITIES IN OUR STATE. WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS THAT I HAVE SET FORTH. TOGETHER, WE WILL TAKE HAMMOND TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE WWW.JOHNNYPECORARO.COM  FOR MORE DETAILS ON MY CAPITAL OUTLAY OF OUR CITY.

HERE IN SOUTH LOUISIANA, WE LOVE TO SIT ON OUR FRONT PORCHES, SWATTING MOSQUITOS AND ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF OUR NEIGHBORS. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT SOCIAL EVENT OR CRAWFISH BOIL.

SOME SAY I DREAM TOO MUCH…. I DO NOT DREAM; I MAKE MY GOALS A REALITY. MY DREAMS FOR OUR CITY RANGE FROM A BIKE TRAIL TO A SIMPLE PRIVATE SOUTHERN-STYLE DOWNTOWN HOTEL (PRIVATE INVESTORS).  ANOTHER DREAM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MUCH-NEEDED PARKING GARAGE FOR OUR HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, WITH SECURE LIGHTING AND CRIME CAMERAS. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO MAKE A CHANGE.

I HAVE LIVED IN THIS PARISH MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND AS YOUR NEXT MAYOR, I CAN PROMISE YOU WE WILL BE A DESTINATION CITY. YOU WILL ONCE AGAIN FEEL SAFE WALKING THE STREETS OF HAMMOND, WITH A NEW APPROACH OF OFFICERS WALKING THE STREETS AT ALL TIMES. THESE OFFICERS MAY BE RIDING BIKES OR DRIVING CARS, BUT THEY WILL BE MUCH MORE VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC THAN IN OUR CURRENT DAY. WE WILL EVEN INTRODUCE A MOUNTED HORSE PATROL. I BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND POLICE WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE. OUR OFFICERS WILL BE OUT OF THEIR CARS AND MEETING THE PUBLIC THAT THEY SERVE.

MY MOTHER SAID IT BEST DAYS BEFORE SHE PASSED. THE NIGHT I ANNOUNCED MY CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR, SHE SAID “JOHNNY, YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY AND MAKING THE WORLD A MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD FROM DAY ONE, SO DON’T STOP NOW. IF YOU LOVE YOUR CITY AS YOU SAY YOU DO, THEN SHOW YOUR LOVE AND MAKE IT MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN BEFORE.” 

THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE HAMMOND I ONCE KNEW AND GREW UP IN. THE CHRISTMAS PARADE CAME DOWN THE ENTIRE MAIN STREET, WE KNEW OUR NEIGHBORS, CELEBRATED, AND LOVED OUR LOVED ONES. THIS CLOSENESS IS WHAT MADE HAMMOND, AMERICA. WE OWE OUR HARDWORKING ANCESTORS TO CONTINUE THE GROWTH WITH PRIDE, DIGNITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY “LOVE”.

WITH YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BRING OUR CITY BACK TO THE HAMMOND WE ALL DREAMED IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE. IF A MAN CAN NOT DREAM, HE DOES NOT HAVE A SOUL. TOGETHER WE CAN AND WILL TURN OUR DREAMS INTO A REALITY. “TOGETHER”

I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS YOUR NEXT MAYOR IN “TAKING HAMMOND TO THE NEXT LEVEL”. WITH CHANGE COMES SUCCESS, AND THE TIME IS NOW! “IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE”

WWW.JOHNNYPECORARO.COM 

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