Term Ends: 2026
Judge Edwards was elected on November 4, 2008, as the first juvenile judge of the 21st District. Her re-election in 2014 solidified her role as juvenile judge until December of 2020. Judge Edwards is the wife of Daniel Edwards who serves as Tangipahoa’s Sheriff and the sister-in-law of Governor John Bel Edwards. The Edwards family has four generations of Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs in their lineage making Judge Blair Edwards’ marriage to her husband a dynamic team of service providers to their community.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Nicholls State University, she went on to work as an accountant for Texaco. Later, Mrs. Edwards graduated from Loyola University School of Law and even ran for Mayor in Amite, LA. losing by 72 votes. She was elected juvenile judge of the 21st JDC on November 4, 2008, becoming the first juvenile judge of the 21st District. She was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015, and expiring on December 31, 2020.