Paulette R. Irons will qualify for re-election as Judge for Orleans Parish Civil District Court (Division M) Wednesday, August 20.
She was first elected in 2004 and was a leading architect in the creation of a dedicated domestic court. She is running with the endorsement of dozens of attorneys, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Council President Stacy Head, State Senators J.P. Morrell and Greg Tarver.
Judge Irons received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and her J.D. in Public Interest Law from Tulane University. She was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana Senate, where she served until her judicial election in 2004.
Irons is married to Alvin Irons, has two adult children and five grandchildren.
While serving in the state senate, Irons was an active participant and leader in legislative committees including the Education, Insurance, Judiciary B, and Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committees. She was an at-large member of the Bond Commission and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children. She distinguished herself as a national leader in teen pregnancy prevention, establishing many state programs. She has been recognized as the Alliance for Good Government's Legislator of the Year, HBO TV’s 10 Notable Black Women Leaders, and Good Housekeeping Magazine’s Award for Women in Government.
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