Aug 21, 2014 12:52 PM by KATC
Judge Kent Savoie officially qualified as a candidate for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday morning.
In a release, Judge Kent Savoie said he has served the people of Southwest Louisiana as district judge on the 14th Judicial District Court for the past thirteen years. A United States Navy Veteran and former operator at PPG Industries, Judge Kent Savoie's thirty-four years of legal experience includes serving as City Prosecutor and City Attorney of Sulphur for four years each, Magistrate of Vinton for eight years, Chief Judge of the 14th Judicial District Court for two years, and twenty years in private practice.
"It's been an honor to serve as district judge for the past thirteen years," said Savoie. "I look forward to continuing that service and bringing my experience and our conservative values to the Court of Appeal."
A Sulphur High School and McNeese State University graduate, Judge Kent Savoie said he is an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoys serving in various civic organizations including the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club, as well as coaching youth sports and attending St. Theresa's Catholic Church.
Savoie has been married to Patricia Borel Savoie for forty years and together they have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
Savoie looks to replace to replace the retiring Judge David Painter in the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. The election district comprises most of Calcasieu and Jeff Davis Parishes, and all Cameron, Vernon, and Beauregard Parishes.