Ascension Parish attorney Aaron J. Chaisson, Jr., a life-long conservative Republican, is seeking election as District Court Judge for Division B in the 23rd Judicial District, which includes all of Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes. Judge Thomas J. Kliebert, Jr., has announced he will not seek re-election, creating an open seat in Division B with no incumbent.
The election will be held Nov. 3, 2020, along with the presidential election.
“With 20 years of extensive courtroom experience in bench trials, jury trials and motion practice, I am prepared to bring my knowledge, experience and heart for service to the 23rd Judicial District Court. I look forward to being a fair, impartial and hard-working judge for the people of Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes”Aaron Chaisson Jr.
Chaisson is a defense attorney with Craig D. Gremillion and Associates, employees of the corporate law department of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
Chaisson has defended individuals and businesses that have insurance with State Farm in an array of litigation issues, including auto accidents, premises liability, and general liability claims. He also formerly worked as an associate of Keogh, Cox and Wilson, where he practiced civil law.
He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association, where he has served over a decade on the Bench Bar Conference Committee and as a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) expert on social media and ethics.
He was awarded the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2019.
He also holds the insurance industry’s highest designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and is an executive board member of the Bayou Chapter of CPCU Society.
“I have been recognized by my peers for my leadership skills and strong knowledge of the law. I want to use these same skills and understanding to serve my community,” Chaisson said.
Chaisson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from LSU in 1997, then earned his law degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2000.
While at the Law Center, he received numerous awards for his work in moot courts and appellate advocacy competitions, including being named a member of the Wex Malone American Inn of Court. He also served as president of the LSU Chapter of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Society.
He met his wife, Lena, while they both were in the LSU Marching Band. She is a school nurse in Ascension Parish, working at Galvez and Gonzales Middle Schools.
They have two children: Hanna, who recently completed her first year at the University of North Texas, where she is majoring in music; and Zachary, a student at Dutchtown High School, who is involved in band and the robotics club.
The family attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, and Chaisson is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8342.
Chaisson also serves on the Ascension Parish Planning & Zoning Commission, where he has fought for the past four years to protect homeowner rights and address critical community needs.
He is the former president of the Manchac Harbor Homeowner’s Association, and he coached with the Gonzales Soccer Club (now Ascension Flight) for eight years.
“I believe my service to my profession and to my community has proven that I am someone who cares about people, who carefully applies the facts to a situation and who stands up for what is just and fair. I am honored to have this opportunity, and I pledge to always be a respectful steward of the people’s trust as their district court judge”Aaron Chaisson Jr.
“I am inviting voters in Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes to join my campaign to be the next judge in the 23rd Judicial District.”Aaron Chaisson Jr
“I am asking for your vote and your prayers.”
Persons wanting to volunteer or assist with putting a campaign sign in their yard can send an email to the campaign.
On-line donations to the campaign can be made through a secure donation portal via Paypal.