Raceland’s lawyer is seeking the seat of Judge Lafourche

Raceland attorney Rebecca N. Robichaux said she plans to run for district judge for Lafourche Parish this fall.

Robichaux said Tuesday she will seek the Division A seat, now held by Judge John LeBlanc, who plans to retire Sept. 30 after 24 years on the bench.

“Thank you to Judge John Leblanc for his 24 years of service to the citizens of the parish of Lafourche, and because of his decision to take early retirement, he gave me the opportunity to run for his seat,” said said Robichaux in his campaign ad. “I have practiced law in his courtroom for the past 24 years and appreciate his leadership and professional courtesy which I have shown while defending my clients. His service off the bench, as well as his mentorship and friendship off the bench I will always cherish.”

Robichaux will face at least one other candidate. Lafourche Assistant District Attorney Heather Hendrix said in May that she plans to run in the Nov. 8 election. Candidates will register from July 20 to 22.

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Robichaux, a native of Thibodaux, maintained a private practice in Lafourche for 40 years. She is a former president of the Lafourche Bar and a former member of the ED White, Houma-Thibodaux, St. Mary Elementary and St. Hilary school boards.

She and her late husband, Jaime Robichaux, coached recreational softball teams in the Raceland and Lockport leagues. They raised their kids to show cattle at Lafourche 4-H clubs and started the seventh-grade basketball league at St. Mary Nativity School. For two years, she was president of the La Vie La Fourchaise festival in Mathews.

“I am happy to make this announcement on July 5, my 64th birthday,” Robichaux said. “I have represented thousands of Lafourche residents throughout my career and would love to have the opportunity to serve all Lafourche residents if elected as a judge.

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– Courier and Daily Comet editor Keith Magill can be reached at 857-2201 or keith.magill@houmatoday.com. Follow him on Twitter @CourierEditor.

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