Aug 15, 2014 11:44 AM by KATC
NEW IBERIA--Long-time community activist and legal professional Lucretia Pecantte announced her intention Friday to seek election to the District Judge position for the 16th Judicial District; Division G.
Pecantte says that she hopes to use her extensive experience to create a more transparent, community-oriented Division G office.
"I am thrilled to be in this race," said Pecantte. "I believe that the role of Judge is vital to society, and it is my hope that my service as Judge will help give back to the community that has given me so much."
Pecantte, with 19 years of experience, currently owns and operates her own practice in New Iberia. During her career, Lucretia has clerked under Hon. Charles Porter and the late Hon. Judge Carl Williams in the 16th Judicial District Court. She has also servedin the16th Judicial District Public Defender's Office. Pecantte hopes to bring to the bench what she says is an array of work experience and community exposure.
"I believe that I am the most experienced candidate in this race," Pecantte explains. "I've had the incredible opportunity to serve the community in a number of roles and across several parishes. Through both my professional and personal life, I've developed a deep understanding of our community's greatest strengths and some of its most glaring weaknesses. I will look to take on these unique challenges as the District Judge for Division G."
Pecantte says she is a true homegrown candidate who was born and raised in Jeanerette, Louisiana. She attended Mt. Carmel Academy, received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University, and graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. She explains that she plans to take a community-oriented approach to her campaign because of her upbringing.
"This community is vitally important to me," said Pecantte. "In addition to being an impartial decision maker, it is my goal is to make the Division G office and the role of District Judge more accessible.We must make the legal system more community-oriented, and I will look to do just that."
She received her BA from Louisiana State University and graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. She is an active member at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville.
For more on LucretiaPecantte and her campaign, please visit http://www.pecantteforjudge.com.