Meet newly elected Judge Colette Greggs and Amite Councilwoman Kenyetta Richardson
Colette Greggs assumed office on October 24 as 19th judicial court judge while Kenyetta Richardson won councilwoman in the Town of Amite
Judge Colette M. Greggs
Colette M. Greggs assumed office on October 24 as judge for the Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court, Section 1, Division J. She won the election outright in the Oct. 14 primary.
The well-known daughter of former Southern University Human Juke Box Marching Band director Isaac Greggs began a legal career after a decade working in insurance and finance. Then, she returned to Baton Rouge to study law.
After passing the bar exam, she worked as a law clerk in the Office of Public Defender, and then as an assistant public defender before maintaining a private practice handling civil and criminal cases.
"As District Court Judge, I will not only bring to the bench my legal experience as a practicing attorney, I also bring experience from working in the private and government sectors of the workforce, showing compassion for ALL people, while being firm but fair," she promised.
The seat was held by Judge Trudy White for 14 years.
Councilwoman Kenyetta Richardson
In Tangipahoa Parish, Kenyetta Richardson won Amite Town Council District 1 seat by 50 votes against Carl Foster who was serving as interim councilman. Voter turnout was less than 30% of the electorate.
Richardson is an elected representative and decision-maker for the community. She holds a crucial role in the governance and administration of the town, working together to make policy decisions, allocate resources, and address the needs and concerns of Amite residents.
Earlier this month, Richardson was sworn in and participated in the November Council meeting.