Term Ends: 2020
Walter May was elected Judge of the Second Judicial District in 2020.
Prior to being elected Judge, May was elected to three terms as District Attorney for the Second Judicial District, Jackson, Bienville and Claiborne, serving for 18 years. During that time, the office set records in the number of successful cases, the number of trials, and the amount of child support collected, among other accomplishments.
May received a commission as an Officer in the US Naval Reserve Intelligence Program and afterward was awarded credentials as a special agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). After serving for 12 years and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve, May transferred to the Louisiana Army National Guard.
As a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard, Walter served twelve years, and achieved the rank of Major, with assignments to Honduras and Belize.
May was deployed to Iraq as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army, where he served as Officer-in-Charge of the Central Criminal Court of Iraq Liaison Office. This office oversaw the prosecution of all crimes committed against U.S. and coalition forces within the country of Iraq. For his work in Iraq, he was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal.