Jan. 9, 2017 11:29 AM

Candyce Perret announces her candidacy for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal after being introduced by her father-in-law, Hank Perret
Photo by Robin May

Lafayette attorney Candyce Perret today announced her candidacy for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal seat vacated by Judge Jimmy Genovese, who won a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court last November. Perret made the announcement at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Don’s Seafood in Downtown Lafayette.

The 46-year-old Republican is a native of Marksville who graduated from The University of Denver and Loyola Law School. She has previously served as city prosecutor for Marksville, and as city attorney for Arnaudville, Krotz Springs, Leonville and Port Barre. She also previously served as senior law clerk for the New Orleans-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Perret is currently general counsel and co-owner of The Perret Group, which specializes in real estate, health care and oil/gas. She and husband Hunter have three children and live in Lafayette where she has many ties to civic, professional and community groups.

The 3rd Circuit covers eight parishes across Southwest Louisiana and serves as the appellate court for state courts within those parishes.