Mitchell Theriot has announced his candidacy for Judge, First Circuit Court of Appeal. The district includes the entire parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Assumption, Ascension, Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary.
Theriot issued the following statement:
I have been a practicing attorney for 24 years. In addition to practicing law, I have taught law at Nicholls State University College of Business for 16 years. Teaching the law has given me a deep understanding of the legal theories of the law. In 2008, the governor appointed me as chairman of the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeal. This three-member statewide board hears appeals of taxpayers contesting the amount of tax the Department of Revenue claims they owe. Presiding over this board has given me invaluable experience in interpreting the law and applying the law to the facts presented before the board of tax appeal. Finally, I served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000. Such service has given me a greater appreciation of the law.
I am confident that my diverse experience with the law will serve me well as your judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeal. I pledge to be fair and impartial in carrying out the duties of judge. I am the only candidate to practice the law, teach the law, make the law and interpret the law. Please vote for me on Nov. 6, Mitchell Theriot, Judge First Circuit Court of Appeal.
Theriot has been married to Veronica Gautreaux Theriot for 25 years. They have three children, Stuart, first year student at LSU School of Law; Tyler, Seminarian at St. Joseph Seminary College; and Emilee, sophomore at E.D. White Catholic High.