Appeal Court Judge Candidate Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce last week. She gave her thoughts on the job and how her career has prepared her for it.
Currently Garrett is a District Judge in Shreveport. She discussed the variety of cases that come before her every day. And she noted that the life experiences she had had have prepared her for the roll as an appeal court judge.
Of importance to Judge Garrett is that everyone in the courtroom feel that they are being heard. And she wants to bring innovation to the job. Garrett said, “If you like the ways things have always been done, I am not your girls.” And she added, “The reason I do everything I do is three little kids nine, seven and six years old.”
The race for Court of Appeal will be on the ballot in DeSoto, Red River and Caddo Parishes on March 26th.