People ask why I’m running for judge. The answer is simple – I can make a difference. I have the backbone and integrity to stand up for what’s right. I’ve spent my entire legal career with that goal in mind. The people of Jackson, Claiborne and Bienville parishes deserve nothing less in their judge.
I have deep roots and lifelong family ties to North Louisiana. I graduated from Louisiana Tech and earned my law degree at LSU. I’ve been privileged to help families and businesses navigate legal issues, and I have the credentials and experience to be a judge the people in the Second Judicial District, Division A can be proud to support.
In my thirty eight consecutive years of legal practice, I’ve worked as an assistant district attorney, a defense attorney and built a successful private practice from the ground up. I know what it takes to pull myself up from my bootstraps because I’ve done it.
I grew up hauling hay and herding cattle, and I worked offshore on an oil rig to help pay for school. My opponent recently made a sarcastic remark about my background, but you can rest assured that I understand the value of a hard day’s work.
A judge should never belittle working class families. Folks need somebody on the bench who not only understands the law, but also recognizes what people face when dealing with the legal system. My career has prepared me for this moment to be your judge.
A judge answers to the people, and a judge must understand that his or her role is public service. Public servants should be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, and I promise that I will do that.
I’ve been married to my wife Donna for 35 years, and we have three sons. We spent a decade of summers at the Jackson Parish baseball fields and participating in youth activities through our church. I’m a hunter and a lifelong member of the NRA.
This election is about choices. One candidate retired 12 years ago after spending a career putting people in jail. I’ve been here with you the whole time, building well-rounded experience that will make me the best choice for the bench. I want the people of Claiborne, Jackson and Bienville to know they can trust me to interpret the law, rule fairly and carry myself with the integrity they expect.