John “Jay” Caldwell has announced his candidacy for Lafayette City-Parish Council District 1 in the Oct. 22 election.

Caldwell, no party, is a GED math instructor in the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Community Corrections Division GED section, according to a written campaign announcement.

He formerly worked as a petroleum engineer for the state Department of Natural Resources, where he retired in 1999 as a district manager in the Lafayette region, according to the announcement.

He and wife, Mona, have lived in Scott for 35 years, according to the announcement, and they attend Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott.

District 1 is in western Lafayette Parish and includes Duson and portions of Scott, Carencro and the city of Lafayette.

Caldwell is running against Kevin Naquin for the District 1 seat, which had previously been held by Purvis Morrison before his election as mayor of Scott.

The seat is now held by Morrison’s wife, Mary Morrison, who was appointed to temporarily fill the post after her husband’s move to the mayor’s office.