“Being a judge means a lot to me. I don’t take for granted the important responsibility that comes with the position of a district court judge. It’s more than a political office. It’s having the decision-making power over very personal circumstances and life-altering court cases for the parties involved. It’s having the personality, the demeanor and the patience to interact with people on a daily basis. I am prepared to rule with a heavy hand while extending compassion to the parties in unfortunate positions.
Having witnessed the economic and societal costs of recidivism in criminal court, I support the efforts for rehabilitation and specialty courts. Neither the court system nor the jails were designed to fix people. It takes a combination of intentionality and creative solutions to make a difference in the court system, and I’m prepared to offer just that.
More than anything, Terrebonne needs an independent judiciary. What I offer the people of Terrebonne Parish is something new, an opportunity to move forward. I have developed wonderful relationships with my colleagues, but I have not and cannot be bought. I will rule in accordance with the law and jurisprudence without taking into consideration any bias or prejudice. I will give parties an equal opportunity to be heard, and I will bring due diligence to the research and decision-making component of the job. With diversity in leadership, we can move forward as a united community for the people.”
– Teresa King