Running for office: Baker City Councilman _lowres

Photo provided by James Heine -- Pete Heine

Pete Heine, 87, is seeking re-election to Baker City Council, District 2.

Heine, a Democrat, has served 12 years as a Baker councilman, more than 24 years as mayor and seven years as the first West Feliciana Parish manager.

He serves on the executive board of the Louisiana Municipal Association and on LMA subcommittees that represent all villages, towns and cities in Louisiana.

A Baton Rouge native, Heine attended Jefferson Military College in Washington, Mississippi, and attended Louisiana College in Pineville for two years.

He is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Berlin Air Lift in 1948 and the Korean War as a crew chief on an F-83 fighter jet.

Heine attends Baker First Baptist Church and volunteers as a church coordinator at Christ Fellowship Church of Leland.

Married for 53 years to the late Georgia Lea Pilcher, Heine has five children who attended Baker schools, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

“ ‘Promises made, promises kept’ is my motto. I pledge to work with the newly elected Baker mayor and council to improve the image of Baker and promote economic development,” Heine said. “I will continue to seek ways to improve the quality of life for all residents of Baker.

“The Bible says, ‘Older people are wise, and long life brings understanding.’ At 87, this quote suits me perfectly.”

The offices of Baker mayor, City Council and police chief will be determined March 5.