Thibodaux, LA – Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell is set to begin her term as District Attorney on Monday, January 11th, 2021. She was sworn into office by Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court Annette Fontana in a small, private ceremony due to Covid-19 guidelines, followed by the swearing-in of the Assistant District Attorneys.
“I am humbled by the confidence the citizens of Lafourche Parish have placed in me and my staff,” said District Attorney Kristine Russell. “Together, we have accomplished so much over the last three years, but there is still plenty of work left for us to do.”
District Attorney Russell served as interim District Attorney for five months in 2017 after the retirement of her predecessor, Camille A. “Cam” Morvant II. She was elected in March of 2018 to finish the last two and a half years of Morvant’s six-year term before being elected again in November of 2020.
“As a career prosecutor, I have a deep appreciation and understanding of the difference between dangerous offenders who pose a risk to public safety versus offenders in need of services due to an underlying addiction or mental health issue,” said District Attorney Kristine Russell. “As the justice system evolves, we will continue to work hard by ensuring dangerous criminals are prosecuted and justice is served.”
District Attorney Russell and her dedicated D.A.’s Office staff are grateful for the overwhelming support the community has shown them and are committed to continuing to serve the residents of Lafourche.