Dec. 12, 2016 12:44 AM

Perret is general counsel for The Perret Group, a Lafayette law firm headed by her well-known father-in-law, Hank Perret.

Candyce Perret

Now that Justice Jimmy Genovese is headed to the Louisiana Supreme Court, the race to claim his seat on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has begun.

The special election has been called for March 25.

The first candidate out of the gate is Candyce Perret, general counsel for The Perret Group, which specializes in real estate, health care and oil/gas. A former city attorney for Arnaudville, former city prosecutor in Marksville and also a small business owner, she already has a campaign structure.

Former state Sen. Mike Michot will serve as her campaign chair, Marie Centanni has been tapped as campaign manager, Jared Arsement is handling media and Nicole DesOrmeaux is on fundraising.

Perret's father-in-law is well-known Lafayette attorney Hank Perret.

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