LAKE CHARLES, La.
- July 24, 2020
-- Christian D. Chesson today qualified to run for Calcasieu Parish District Attorney in the Nov. 3 election.
Chesson, 50, has practiced in Calcasieu Parish for more than 20 years, handling criminal defense, bankruptcy, lemon law, personal injury, and other cases. He ran for District Attorney in 2014 and earned 43 percent of the vote against an entrenched incumbent.
"The people of Calcasieu Parish deserve a D.A. who is independent and fair-minded,"
Chesson said. "We deserve a D.A. without political ties to the Sheriff's Office or other forces that strive to influence decisions and prosecutions. We deserve a D.A. who is dedicated to public safety, not political patronage. I'm ready to be that D.A.
"Undoubtedly my critics will say that I have a personal agenda or am running on a vendetta," Chesson said. "Nonsense. My only desire is to serve the people of my lifelong home with integrity, transparency, and justice. It's what all Americans deserve, and what is long overdue in Calcasieu Parish."
Chesson, a Democrat, is the father of four and grandfather of three. He is a graduate of McNeese State University and Southern University Law School.