Term Ends: 2024
Candyce Perret is an attorney, small business owner and former city prosecutor with a diverse legal background.
Perret, 46, is a lifelong conservative, with rural roots and a background of faith, family, service and hard work. She grew up in Marksville, where she was valedictorian at Marksville High School. Her father worked at Angola, and her mother was a high school English teacher. She put herself through college and law school, graduating from The University of Denver and Loyola Law School.
In nearly 20 years of practicing as an attorney, Perret has gathered a wealth of expertise in virtually every area of law that comes before the Third Circuit. She served as City Prosecutor for Marksville, and as city attorney for Arnaudville, Leonville, Krotz Springs and Port Barre, working hand-in-hand with law enforcement. She worked with several prestigious law firms, as a litigator at a country practice, as a defense attorney and business attorney, and was senior law clerk for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Today, Perret serves as general counsel and co-owner of The Perret Group, L.L.C., small business working in real estate, healthcare and oil & gas. Candyce is married to Hunter Perret, they live in Lafayette with their three children, Paxton, Pierce and Preiss, where the Perret family is active in community service. Candyce is a volunteer and patron of Miles Perret Cancer Services, a One Acadiana Investor, serves on the Campaign Leadership Committee of Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church and is a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was president of the Avoyelles Parish Bar Association and is active in the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. She volunteers with The Order of Malta, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club and League of Women Voters of Louisiana.