Theriot appointed as interim president, special election called for November
Mon, 2016/06/27 - 5:21pm News Staff
By Kari Dequine Harden
The Plaquemines Parish Council appointed Edward Theriot on June 21 as interim president following the sudden and unexpected death of former Parish President Amos Cormier, Jr. Prior to being sworn in, Theriot thanked the council and called it an honor. “We’ve got real tough challenges ahead,” he said. Choking up and requesting a moment to compose his thoughts, Theriot referred to his former friend and colleague as “Coach” before correcting himself. “I worked with Mr. Cormier for 17 months,” Theriot said.