Geri Baloney announces bid for St. John D.A.

Published 11:45 pm Friday, July 18, 2014

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LAPLACE — Attorney Geri Broussard Baloney announced she is seeking the St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney’s seat this fall.

Baloney launched her own law firm in 1997. Prior to starting her private practice, she clerked in St. John’s District Court, served as a legislative liaison and was an administrator over development and zoning matters.

The election is Nov. 4, and qualifying for the election begins Aug. 20. The current district attorney is Tom Daley, who was elected in 2008.

Baloney is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where she was a legal scholar who earned Moot Court honors. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Southern University in New Orleans.

Gov. Kathleen Blanco appointed Baloney to the Pontchartrain Levee Board, where she chaired the legal and legislative committee.

Baloney said she was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, United States Bankruptcy Court, Louisiana Supreme Court and all Louisiana State Courts.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Hispanic Bar Association, Capital Area Legal Services Corporation (former board member), Court Appointed Special Advocates (former advisory board member), Pontchartrain Levee Board (Commissioner), Garyville Timbermill Museum board member, New Orleans Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, River Region Chamber of Commerce and Alumni Board of Directors for Loyola University.

Baloney, 54, is a Democrat. She is married to Carl Baloney, Sr.; together they have seven children and 22 grandchildren.