Judge William C. Dupont

Judge William C. Dupont

The Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed District Court Judge William C. Dupont in the race for the First Circuit Court of Appeal, Section 1, Division B seat on Saturday.

The endorsement was made by a vote of the Democratic State Central Committee which met at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

During his 22 years of service as a judge, Dupont has built a solid reputation as a conservative, honest, independent and fair public servant. His hard work, preparation and competency are widely recognized.

Judge Dupont began his judicial service as City Judge of Plaquemine where he presided over juvenile, civil and criminal matters. During his tenure, Judge Dupont instituted the first drug testing and drug lab program in the 18th Judicial District as well as the computerizing the first docket system for small courts in Louisiana.

Previously serving as District Judge Pro Temp, Judge Dupont was elected to serve as District Judge for the 18th JDC. He has served in this position for the past 8 years and currently is the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District.

While maintaining a full docket of civil and criminal matters and cases, Judge Dupont has been assigned numerous responsibilities by the Louisiana Supreme Court. During his judicial service, he has been appointed by the state’s highest court to handle juvenile matters in Iberville Parish reducing juvenile detention costs by $100,000. He was also assigned by the Louisiana Supreme Court to handle the Iberville Parish Drug Court, a court Judge Dupont was deeply involved in starting.

In 2011, Judge Dupont was selected by the Louisiana Supreme Court to participate in the inaugural class of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute.

Judge Dupont has also served as a Board Member of the Capital Area Law Enforcement District and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

For more information on Judge Dupont’s campaign click here.

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Originally published: Oct 8, 2012