Statement from Richard Perque
Former Candidate for Traffic Court Judge Richard Perque released the following statement before the results from the October 19, 2013 election were made official:
“Thank you all for your support over the past few months. Not all votes are in, but it looks like we are going to fall short of making the runoff. We brought light to the issues that exist in our Traffic Court system and what needs to be changed. With your help, you can make a difference in this city. Thank you all for everything you have done for me."
"I congratulate Mr. Smith and Mr. Jupiter. I have the utmost respect for both men and wish them luck in the upcoming race."
An accomplished attorney with a commitment to service, Richard Perque believes that ALL people in our community should be treated equally and fairly under the law, and as a judge Richard will work to ensure that fairness and equality are the cornerstone of his courtroom. Richard will bring his life experiences to the bench: lessons of hard work, dedication, and commitment to community learned from his family.
The son of Jane Triche-Milazzo and Kurt Perque, Richard was raised in Napoleonville, Louisiana where he attended St. Elizabeth School and Assumption High School. Richard’s father worked in the family flooring business that was founded by his grandfather, and it remains a family owned and operated Louisiana company. In 1996 Richard moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, and a Juris Doctor of Law. After graduation, Richard started his career at his family’s law firm, practicing law with three generations of his family. After learning many valuable lessons from his parents and grandparents, Richard opened a civil litigation practice in downtown New Orleans to serve a greater population of southeastern Louisiana.
The oldest of four children, Richard places a great importance on family. As a child, Richard learned early on the importance of public service to the citizens of Louisiana. His great grandfather, Philip H. Gilbert, served as District Attorney, District Judge, State Senator, and Lieutenant Governor. Richard’s grandfather, Risley “Pappy” Triche, was an attorney in Napoleonville, and at the age of twenty-four was elected Mayor, the youngest in the state to lead his city. “Pappy” later served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Richard is a distinguished member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and he is AV Preeminent Peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Named as one of the region’s top lawyers by New Orleans Magazine in 2012, and by American Lawyer Media in 2013, Richard is an active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice.
Deputy Campaign Coordinator
Committee to Elect Richard Perque
PO Box 30553
New Orleans, LA 70190
Telephone: (504) 408-1190
Fax: (504) 681-2004
NewsWednesday, October 16, 2013 5:42 PM
New Orleans Coalition Endorses Richard Perque for Traffic Court
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:41 PM
The Committee to Elect Richard Perque announces endorsements.
Friday, September 20, 2013 1:00 PM
Today, the Committee To Elect Richard Perque announced that it had raised a total of over $108,000 to help elect Perque the next Traffic Court Judge for New Orleans. The Committee also announced it raised over $93,000 in only the past three months, as reported this week in filings to the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The campaign listed over 80 individual donors from New Orleans and beyond, all motivated by the chance to finally bring change to the Traffic Court bench.
Friday, September 20, 2013 10:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS –Upon receiving major endorsements from the Independent Women’s Organization (IWO) of Greater New Orleans and the Republican Parish Executive Committee (RPEC), candidate for Traffic Court Judge Richard Perque released the following statement:“I’m proud and humbled to have received the endorsements of the IWO and RPEC, representing two different political parties but wanting the same thing from our court system—a fair, efficient and effective Traffic Court,” declared Perque. “Throughout my career and in this campaign, I’ve focused on building diverse coalitions to bring about real change in order to deliver justice for all. With this election, we have a chance to put Traffic Court on the same path of progress that our city is currently on, and I thank the IWO and RPEC for their support and confidence in our campaign.”
Friday, August 30, 2013 10:32 AM
Traffic Court candidate Richard Perque explained, “For me, the decision to go to law school was an easy one, I saw my grandfather and mother work as attorneys and use their skills to help people in the community. It was not uncommon for either of them to receive late night calls, or have clients drive to our home during the weekend, even if it was just to talk.”