Ledricka Thierry for District Judge
Ledricka Thierry cares about people, especially our kids, and has learned from her personal life lessons about how to care for them, protect them and most importantly, fight for them.
About Ledricka Thierry
Her St. Landry Parish roots run deep and she was born and raised in the town of Lebeau. In her family much was expected and hard work was a family value so to help make ends meet as a teenager she sold produce and manufactured BBQ pits which she also sold to friends and neighbors. In 1996 her life abruptly changed when she was struck by a bus while helping young children safely cross the road. Doctors told her parents that she had a long road to recovery, but never giving up is a family value too and she proved them wrong. She learned some very powerful lessons during this accident and her subsequent recovery that have stayed with her throughout her life. Ledricka rededicated herself to making sure God was at the center of her life and told herself that she would be there to protect the interests of others who suffered from accidents like this and fight for those who found themselves in similar circumstances.
Ledricka attended Southern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, with a concentration in English. After obtaining her degree in Secondary Education she was accepted into law school at Southern University where in 2003 she obtained her Juris Doctorate. At the age of 24 she was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and opened her own law firm where she specialized in Personal Injury, Family, and Criminal Law, keeping the promise she had made to herself after her recovery from the bus accident. As a young attorney Ledricka clerked for Judge Alonzo Harris and Wilson Fields, heavyweights of African American judicial success. They helped her learn how to practice law and to stand up for others. Judge Harris had a profound impact on Ledricka’s life and mentored her while she was learning the ropes of being an attorney. She has always kept her promise to serve and protect the community by serving on such boards as the St Landry Parish Indigent Board.
In 2005, through a partnership with the IRS, Ledricka established a free tax preparation and filing service for the residents of St Landry Parish. In her 13 years of successful free-tax service, she has received honors, including a public service award from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Since its inception in 2005, over five million dollars has been returned to local residents in tax refunds at no cost to them.
In 2009 things changed for Ledricka. She became the first woman ever elected to Louisiana House District 40 and she served as the Vice Chair of House Insurance as well as serving on the Appropriations/Budget Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, and Legislative Audit Advisory Council. She served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2009-2016. The same year she was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, she founded an independent insurance agency, selling personal and commercial lines of insurance – property, casualty, health, and life insurance. This agency allows her to assist and protect families from accidents and life events that could slow them down or harm their financial well-being.
In 2016, inspired by her 10-year-old daughter Madison, who has autism, Ledricka opened Madison Health Center, which helps children ages 5 to 17 with mental health challenges.
As a wife, mother, and small business owner Ledricka understands the challenges we face on a daily basis. As Judge she plans to follow in the footsteps of her mentor, Judge Harris and ensure that justice is fair, equal and appropriate. She will also utilize her legislative experience to implement new ideas and programs in St. Landry geared toward our children, veterans, and the mentally ill. If elected, Ledricka Thierry will be the first female judge to serve on the bench in the 27th Judicial District Court.
Ledricka is married to Travis Thierry and they have three children: Madison (10), Carter (5) and Liam (1).
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