Lafayette Consolidated Government's Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley, who yesterday announced he will run for City-Parish government's top job, defended the legacy of his current boss, City-Parish President Joey Durel, while seeking to differentiate himself from the man for whom he has worked for 12 years.

Stanley, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning," touted his role in public life--he was an investigative reporter and news director for local television station KLFY-TV 10--and the fact that he is not a career politician.

"This is my first time to run for public office," Stanley said. "I think in some cases, it's inescapable what our relationship [with Durel] is and the fact that I'm part of this administration, but I think if people take the time to look" they'll find Stanley is his own man.

As far as the future of Lafayette, Stanley turned his attention to the declining price of oil and the affect that could have on the Hub City, whose economy relies so heavily on the oil and gas service industry and those businesses associated with it.

"No one knows how long it's going to last or how deep it's going to get, but we have to be prepared," Stanley said.

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