Term Ends: 2020
Party: R

Robert P. “Bobby” Waddell is the chief judge of the 1st Judicial District in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He was re-elected to the court without opposition in 2008 for a six-year term that ended on December 31, 2014. He was re-elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015 and expiring on December 31, 2020. Waddell received his B.S. from Louisiana Tech University and his J.D. from Louisiana State University. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1974. Prior to becoming district court judge, Waddell served as an elected member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980 to 1990.