Erin Wiley Lanoux

Erin Wiley Lanoux has announced her intent to run for the Ascension Parish Court judgeship being vacated by the retiring Judge Marilyn Lambert.

“The courtroom should be a place where the public feels safe and assured that justice will be served no matter who you are. If I am elected, I pledge to treat every citizen and attorney who appears before me with fairness and respect,” Lanoux said.

She is the Gonzales city attorney and a partner in the law firm of Percy, Lanoux & Mumphrey.

“In 15 years of practicing law, I have handled a wide variety of cases,” Lanoux said. “I have never been intimidated with trying something new. You must put in the time and the effort. I have never treated any case I have ever accepted with anything less than the fullest due diligence in terms of research and preparation."

Lanoux said if elected she will bring a strong work ethic to the bench and draw on her experience as a "seasoned attorney."

The lifelong Ascension Parish resident is a graduate of East Ascension High School and LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was selected for the Louisiana Law Review.

Lanoux has served and led various organizations. She was president of the 23rd Judicial Bar District Association in 2016 and chairwoman of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce Board in 2017. She co-founded Project Kidz Kove to raise funds and construct a playground for children with disabilities to play beside all children. Kidz Kove Discovery Park opened to the public in 2014.

Lanoux has been married to her husband, Jay, for more than 17 years. They have three daughters, Abby, Audrey and Alex, and are members of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church. Lanoux’s parents are Jeff and Linda Waguespack Wiley.

The election will be held Nov. 6.