Glenn Diaz, a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish and 35-year veteran prosecutor for the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s office, qualified as a candidate for District Attorney after Incumbent Jack Rowley announced his decision not to seek another term.
Mr. Diaz brings a wealth of experience to his candidacy as the lead prosecutor in over 100,000 felony cases over the years. Mr. Diaz has earned the respect of his fellow attorneys who elected him President of the St. Bernard Bar Association for five years. He is a member of the National District Attorney’s Association, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers, a Governor of the Islenos, and a member of the NRA.
In announcing his candidacy, Mr. Diaz said, “The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer with the responsibility of prosecuting violent and repeat offenders as well as drug dealers. I have basically been doing that very job for the past 35 years. I have handled over 100,000 felony cases where the end result was sending murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and every other kind of criminal to the penitentiary. Unfortunately, neither of my opponents has tried a single felony case. In electing a new district attorney, it is imperative to choose someone with real prosecutorial experience who has shown his mettle in the courtroom.”
Mr. Diaz grew up in Arabi, where he still resides. His late father, Alfred Joseph Diaz, was born and raised in Delacroix Island, and his late mother, Mary Verret, was born in St. Mary Parish. He has three children, Troy, Rechelle, and Dana; two grandchildren, Claire and Eli, and lost a third grandchild, Sage, who died at the age of two.