Term Ends: 2026
F. Hugh “Buddy” Larose is a judge of the 17th Judicial District, Division E in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. He was elected to this position on October 20, 2001, was sworn into office on December 28, and took office the following January 1. He was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015 and expiring on December 31, 2020. Larose earned both his B.S. and J.D. from Louisiana State University. He was admitted to the bar in 1987. Larose is a former law clerk of Judge Jerome J. Barbera III, who he began working for during the judge’s first term in 1987. He is also a former Thibodaux city attorney and former public defender.