Term Ends: 2026
William Scott Dykes was born and raised in Montpelier, a village in St. Helena Parish. His grandparents, the late W.E. “Bill” Dykes and Ivyne Alessi Dykes, opened and operated his family’s business commonly known as Dykes Feed & Fertilizer in Montpelier. His grandfather was also a dairy farmer, Mayor of Montpelier, and a Louisiana State Senator from 1972-1984.
His parents, Gloria Mack Dykes and the late Bryan Dykes, Sr., worked together for my family’s business for over 40 years. His father served as Mayor of Montpelier for approximately 40 years, and he raised beef cattle on his farm in Montpelier.
William attended Oak Forest Academy in Amite from K-12th grade while working on his family’s farm and in his family’s business, Dykes Feed and Fertilizer.
He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduation he returned to the family farm and business because his father had open-heart surgery. Once he recovered and returned to work, William went to law school.
In 2002, William graduated from Southern University Law Center with a Juris Doctorate. He started working as a clerk for Pittman Law Firm In Denham Springs from 2001-2002 while attending law school. After earning his license, he continued to work for Pittman Law Firm until eventually becoming partner. During his years working with Pittman Law Firm, he practiced criminal and civil law. he represented government agencies, including law enforcement, volunteer fire departments, fire districts, and municipalities. He practiced real estate law, leases and contracts, boundary disputes, successions, wills, adoptions, etc.