Christopher Bridges has announced his candidacy for District Court Judge, Division D for the 23rd Judicial District of Louisiana. This seat covers Ascension, Assumption, and St. James parishes and the courthouses are located in Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Convent, and Napoleonville.

Known to his family and friends as “Chris,”, Bridges is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish, a graduate of LSU Law School, and has run his own law practice for 24 years. He has a wide range of trial experience in practice areas including family law, successions, bankruptcy, business law and litigation, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to running his own practice, Bridges has worked as an indigent defense attorney for more than 20 years. In this role, he handles cases for those unable to afford an attorney. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and was elected to the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates.

“In these uncertain times of pandemics, riots, and public mistrust in the courts, we need a candidate who is driven by a clear sense of right and wrong and whose main goal is to see justice for all," Bridges said. "Someone who will give every person who comes before the court a fair chance. Someone who is called upon to make the hard decisions, yet understands that they are answerable to God for those decisions. I’m running to bring integrity to the position and to restore public trust in the judiciary. My candidacy offers a new option and a fresh start for our community. I am proud of the reputation I have earned over decades of legal experience as someone who is fair, honest, hard-working, and transparent. Together, let’s bridge a way to new future.”

He has been married to his wife, Brandi, for 20 years and they have two daughters. Their family resides in Gonzales and they attend Healing Place Church on Highland Road.

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