Former county judge appointed

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


After a 29 minute long closed session, Orange County Commissioners Court named Carl Thibodeaux Jr. as county judge after Dean Crooks resignation. Crooks served 10 months in the position.

Thibodeaux currently serves as West Orange Municipal Court Judge. He served 20 years as County Judge prior to retiring in 2014.

“I appreciate the confidence you have in me,” Thibodeaux said. “People are quick to criticize, and I have been on both sides of the bench. You have appointed someone who truly in love with Orange County. I will give the job 110-percent.”

Thibodeaux added he had spoken with his wife and they felt he could help the county.

“I am tax abatement friendly,” Thibodeaux said. “Let’s get that right off the bat. There is a purpose for them and we need to use them. For 20 years, I fought Louisiana.”

Thibodeaux along with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce were instrumental in bringing Tax Abatements to Orange County.

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