Vicky Jones announces candidacy for 23rd Judicial District Court Judge, Division “E”

Published 12:26 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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Residents of Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parish:

My name is Veronica “Vicky” Jones, an I am a candidate for 23rd Judicial District Court Judge, Division “E”. After earning a law degree from LSU in 1992, I have worked as an attorney for 31 years, in the areas of family law, personal injury, and estate planning. I was named a 2023 Lawyer of Distinction, and am a 2023 National Black Lawyers Top 100, and hold membership in all the major bar associations. In addition to my private practice, I have served as an administrative law judge for the Louisiana Workforce Commission. I retired from the City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish Government after 23 years serving as an Assistant City Prosecutor (Criminal and Appellate Section Chief) and a Special Assistant Parish Attorney. I am also a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., having chartered the Ascension Parish Alumnae Chapter. I am a 23-year resident of Ascension Parish currently residing in Prairieville.

As I seek to serve Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes as judge, I share with you my three-prong approach to justice–Faith, Family, and Fairness.

I believe in the power of Faith, and I actively nourish my own faith through regular attendance at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. As a candidate for judge, I believe that faith is important in shaping our legal system. Through faith I can find the wisdom and compassion necessary to make fair and just decisions and remain steadfast in my commitment to uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of all individuals.

Family is the foundation of our society. As the proud mother of one adult son who currently attends Southern University Law Center, I understand the importance of family in our community. My son is a 2018 honor graduate of Dutchtown High School, and a 2022 honor graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. I was a football mom when he played recreation football and a band mom when he was in middle and high school. I believe family values are essential to building a strong, vibrant, and healthy community. When families are strong, our community is strong. I understand that the decisions I make in the courtroom have a profound impact on families. That’s why I promise to approach each case with sensitivity, empathy, and a deep understanding of the importance of family.

One of my top priorities as judge will be to support and protect families by making sure that our court system is fair, accessible, and just. This means paying special attention to juvenile justice, bail reform, and mental health issues. I will do all I can to have resources and programs in place to help families in crisis. I will also work with community organizations to provide education and support to families who need it.

Finally, Fairness. Our justice system must be fair and impartial. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. I promise to uphold the highest standards of fairness and impartiality. I commit to you that every individual who comes before me will receive a fair and just trial, regardless of their background or beliefs. My 31 years of experience as an attorney have prepared me to be an impartial and effective judge. I will uphold the rule of law, protect individual rights, and give all parties a fair hearing in court.

I will work on behalf of our community to uphold the principles of faith, family, and fairness in everything I do. Together, we will create a justice system that reflects the values and priorities of our community, so that everyone will have the opportunity to live a safe, fulfilling, and prosperous life. I appreciate your support on October 14, 2023. Let’s make history with a Victory for Vicky!