Is the time of professional politicians finally over? With the candidacy of Valérie Cottereau in the legislative elections, alongside the outgoing deputy, Florian Bachelier, a penknife is placed in these sacrosanct nominations of apparatchik, too often proposed to the people of Rennes. CEO of Artefacto, she specializes in creating 3D content for construction, industry, culture and education. Since the founding of his company in 1998, he has traced his path by multiplying his professional mandates within Medef, Product in Brittany, Western France, Rennes School of Business …

“Florian Bachelier is totally committed”

Decorated in order of merit in July 2019 by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the young woman, a convinced environmentalist, is now launching into politics. “Returning to the territory and getting involved in the life of the city has always been taken for granted. I followed Florian’s 5 year tenure closely and saw him at work. The deputy and his collaborators were on deck 24/7 to help everyone in the best possible way while remaining attentive to businesses and citizens. He is totally committed, but he has remained free, the one I know from before. As an entrepreneur, getting into politics is not easy, but the support of my children and my teams ended up convincing me.

By replacing Florian Bachelier in the 8th district of Ille-et-Vilaine, Valérie Cottereau takes a risk for her business. “Some elected officials or clients might make him pay for his action,” explains a political scientist. “They can hold a deep grudge. «But faced with the mayor of Rheu, Mickaël Bouloux, the only candidate of Nupes, Florian Bachelier now has an important resource with him: a figure of the economic microcosm. “Valérie is an exceptional woman and a free spirit, very committed to ecology and food. We need this type of actor more than ever in national and local political life. People who do more than they comment, who listen more than they give lessons ”, agrees the outgoing parliamentarian.

Arriving in Rennes in 1998, Florian Bachelier, the son of a teacher in a professional high school and a caregiver, is looking for a second term. “I want to be able to continue serving the citizens of Rennes, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, Le Rheu, Mordelles, Vezin-le-Coquet, Saint-Gilles, Hermitage, Chavagne and Cintré. Lawyer in Avoxa, 43, recently young father of a girl and stepfather of a boy, the man (former PS activist) was a restless elected official, busy and present in his constituency, especially irritating our mayor Nathalie Appéré . Character of the Macronie, he is very close to Richard Ferrand, president of the National Assembly and to the lawyer-minister of Justice, Éric Dupont-Moretti. Florian Bachelier will campaign on the results of government policy and his action in Rennes.

Info + : The eighth district of Ille-et-Vilaine brings together the districts west of Rennes and the municipalities of the canton of Rheu (Chavagne, Cintré, L’Hermitage, Mordelles, Le Rheu, Vezin-le-Coquet, Saint-Gilles and Saint- Jacques-de-la-Lande).

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