Republican Rick Warren has announced his candidacy for District Judge for the Second Judicial District, Division B. The district includes Jackson, Bienville, and Claiborne Parishes. It is important to mention that there are two different judicial races within the district. Rick Warren is running for Division B against Yumeaka Washington. Darrell Avery and Walter May are running for Division A. Residents of Jackson, Bienville, and Claiborne Parish will vote for Division A and Division B.
“It would be an honor to serve as District Judge for the Second Judicial District. I have lived in either Bienville or Jackson Parish for over 50 years, the last 21 years in Jackson Parish. I have practiced throughout North Louisiana for the past 37 years and have handled any kind of legal dispute that could come before my court. I have the experience, the temperament, and the record to serve as your judge.”
Rick’s faith is integral to everything he does. He has been a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Weston since moving to Jackson Parish in 1999. He serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Rick is a graduate of Castor High School, Louisiana Tech University, and LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While he recognizes that judges must follow the law, and intends to do so, Rick personally is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment and is 100% pro-life. When asked about his judicial philosophy, Rick stated that he believed a judge should follow the laws as written. He does not believe that a judge should legislate from the bench.
Rick has practiced law for 37 years and brings experience as a public defender, as well as his experience in private practice. In these 37 years Rick has handled cases relating to family law, criminal law, estate law, insurance defense, personal injury, and real estate. Rick has extensive jury trial experience. This includes sitting second chair on a death penalty case. Rick’s jury trial experience is what sets him apart. With over 20 jury trials under his belt, he is prepared to control a courtroom in the way a judge should.
Rick is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Western District of Louisiana, the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce, the Claiborne Parish Chamber of Commerce, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the National Rifle Association. Rick has been endorsed by LABI as well as a host of local community leaders.
Rick has been married to Candice Warren since 1978 and they have two sons: Christopher, who is an attorney and is practicing with him while also serving as a public defender, and Will, who is in 5th grade in Weston.
Rick is candidate #75 on your ballot for Judge in the 2nd Judicial District, Division B- Jackson, Bienville, and Claiborne parishes. Election Day is November 3 and early voting begins October 16.