Candidate announcement: Bo Duhe, 16th Judicial District attorney
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bo Duhé announces his candidacy for reelection as District Attorney.
Incumbent District Attorney Bo Duhé has announced his campaign for reelection on the Republican ticket.
Duhé was elected as District Attorney in 2015 of Louisiana’s 16th Judicial District, which includes St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes.
He has worked for the office since 1993, when he began as assistant DA.
“I have 28 years of experience protecting the families in our three parishes,” says Duhé. “For each and every case, I carefully listen to both sides to ensure that when a crime is committed, justice is fair and equitable.”
Duhé was born and raised in New Iberia and graduated in 1980 from Catholic High School. His father, John M. Duhé Jr., is a former attorney in New Iberia, State District Judge and a Federal District and 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s Judge.
Duhé received a business degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1984 and after working in banking, he went to Tulane where he received his law degree in 1992.
He and his wife Lisa Trahan Duhé have three grown children and two grandsons.
“In such unprecedented times, we need a steady, fair and experienced leader,” says Matt Delcambre. “Bo comes from a family of well-respected attorneys. He cares deeply about his community, and we need him as our District Attorney.”
When asked his greatest accomplishment, Duhé says unequivocally that it’s surviving cancer. In August, Duhé will serve as president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, where he’s also served as vice president and on their legislative and technology committees. He was named Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2015 by the Evangeline Area Boy Scout Council. He received the Chez Hope Peacemaker Award in 2017 and the Virginia Tyler Guillotte Award in 2018.