Erin Wiley Lanoux Announces Run for Ascension Parish Court
Erin Wiley Lanoux has announced her candidacy for Ascension Parish Court Judge, due to the upcoming retirement of Judge Marilyn Lambert. Lanoux is currently a partner in the law firm of Percy, Lanoux & Mumphrey, as well as the City Attorney for the City of Gonzales.
“In 15 years of practicing law, I have handled a wide variety of cases,” states Lanoux. “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. I am proud of my experience as a seasoned attorney and will bring this strong work ethic to the bench if I am elected Ascension Parish Court Judge.”
Erin is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish, a graduate of East Ascension High School, and Louisiana State University. Erin graduated LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2003 after being selected for the Louisiana Law Review, an honor bestowed on the top students in her class.
Erin’s commitment to the community is strong, evidenced by her history of serving and leading various organizations such as the 23rd Judicial District Bar Association as President in 2016 and the Ascension Chamber of Commerce as Chairwoman of the Board in 2017. One of her proudest accomplishments was successfully co-founding a charitable organization, Project Kidz Kove, which raised funds and constructed a playground so that children with disabilities can play alongside all children. Kidz Kove Discovery Park opened to the public in 2014.
Erin has been married to Jay Lanoux for over 17 years and they have three wonderful daughters, Abby, Audrey, and Alex. They are lifelong members of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church. Erin’s parents are Jeff and Linda (Waguespack) Wiley. She comes from a family with a history of dedicated public service going back three generations, which has molded her into a person of strong character and work ethic.
Erin promises to work with all citizens and leaders of Ascension Parish, stating, “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.” The election for Ascension Parish Court Judge will take place on November 6, 2018.