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Hon. Archie Chaisson, III

President, Lafourche Parish, La.


Chaisson was elected as the 9th Lafourche Parish President and took office on January 1, 2020, and was most recently re-elected without opposition. Prior to his election Archie served in various executive roles in government including the Public Works Director for the City of Thibodaux and as the Parish Administrator for Lafourche Parish Government where he led the parish restoration efforts in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill. In addition to serving as the Parish President Archie also serves as the President of Parish’s Advocating for Coastal Endurance, also known as PACE, which is made up of the 20 costal parishes in Louisiana. Archie also serves on the national level as a Vice Chairman of both NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Committee and the Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus.