Candyce Perret, a 46 years old attorney, small business owner and former city prosecutor with a diverse legal background. She is the wife of Hunter Perret and her children are Pierce, Paxton, and Preiss.
All About Candyce
Perret is a lifelong conservative with rural roots and a background of service, family, faith, and hard work. She was valedictorian at Marksville High School where she lives and grows up at Marksville. Her mother was an English teacher and her father worked at Angola. She put herself through college and law school, graduating from The University of Denver and Loyola Law School. In her 20 years of practicing as an attorney, she has gathered a wealth of expertise in virtually every area of law that comes before the Third Circuit. Perret served as city attorney for Krotz Springs, Leonville, Arnaudville, and Port Barre and also serves as City Prosecutor for Marksville, working hand-in-hand with law enforcement. She worked with several prestigious law firms as an as a business attorney, as a litigator at a country practice, and was a senior law clerk for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Perret serves as general counsel and co-owner of The Perret Group, L.L.C. a small business working in real estate, gas & oil, and healthcare. Candyce is a volunteer and patron of Miles Perret Cancer Services, Executive Committee Member and Board Member, a One Acadiana Investor, and she also serves on the Campaign Leadership Committee of Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church and is a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church. She volunteers with The Order of Malta and is a member of the Kiwanis Club and League of Women Voters of Louisiana. Perret is active in the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and was president of the Avoyelles Parish Bar Association.
This is a special election for Candyce Perret who is running for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Division B, to fill the seat vacated by Justice Jimmy Genovese, who was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court. The runoff election for this seat was set last April 29, 2017. The early voting began April 15 and ended April 22 of 2017. The eighth district parishes include:
- St. Landry
- St. Martin
Perret Dons Robes As 3rd Circuit Court judge
With most of her colleagues in attendance, Candyce Perret was sworn in as a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal judge in Lafayette. Chief Judge Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux said, “ This job will transform you and you are now officially a big deal in this town but just remember not to act like one”. At the Acadiana Center for the Arts where the ceremony took 45-minutes was marked by collegiality and good humor was in short supply during the bruising, four-month campaign that ended April 29 for the office, a seat that covers eight of the court’s 21 parishes. Based in Lake Charles, Thibodeaux told a packed house that the 3rd Circuit is “professionally friendly” “lawyer friendly” and the “most intellectually sound” circuit court in Louisiana.