Who to watch in 2014: Judge Trudy M. White
Judge, 19th Judicial District Court
Age: Over 40
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Moves made in 2013/Accomplishments:Elected “Chief Judge” by colleagues,Graduating 2013 Louisiana Judicial Leadership Class, and recieving numerous awards and recognitions for judicial outreach activities.
What to expect in 2014: Expect to see more judicial youth outreach programs in the community.
Personal Resolution:I will continue to motivate children about the value of education through mentoring activities and leading by example. I will strive to ensure that everyone has access to justice, due process and equal protection under the law at our court.
Business/Company Resolution for 2014: The Court will be fair and impartial in the application of the law without regard to race, color, creed, politics or economic status.
What are you listening to? Generally, I listen to classic soul and jazz. I really like the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Periodically I listen to rap music to know what our children listen to.
What are you reading? To be Popular or Smart by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu. It is a book about peer pressure and how the peer group can be used to reinforce academic achievement in African-American young men.