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New District Attorney sworn in for St. Landry Parish

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 12:15:01-05

Chad Pitre was sworn in this morning as the new District Attorney for the 27th Judicial District.

The ceremony was held in the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, in Judge Gregory Doucet's court.

Pitre was elected in November with 52 percent of the votes cast. You can watch his victory speech here.

We'll have more on his swearing-in later today.

Here are some highlights from his resume:

Pitre is a graduate of: University of Southwestern Louisiana; the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Enforcement Academy; the U.S. Federal Marine Law Enforcement Academy; and the Southern University Law School.

He worked as an Assistant Attorney General for Jeff Landry; as an Assistant District Attorney in the office he now runs; and had his own practice, Law Offices of Chad Pitre LLC.

He was a law clerk for Judge James Genovese, who now serves on the state Supreme Court. He represented St. Landry Parish Government, St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, and the Town of Washington.

Prior to law school, he was a wildlife enforcement agent, a research assistant at the Sea Grant Legal Program at LSU, and worked in media in Baton Rouge.