EARLY VOTING: September 28 - October 5 | ELECTION DAY: October 12

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about Debbie Villio

Her 30 years of experience in public service and law have defined her as a scholarly and skillful professional. She’s served as an Assistant District Attorney, a Criminal Justice Director, a Code Enforcement Director, all the while sharpening her legal aptitude and preparing to draft laws of her own.


Frustrated by legislators who are more interested in climbing a political ladder than doing the job they were elected to do, Debbie Villio offers credentials to be a decisive, influential voice in Baton Rouge. She’s seen government waste first-hand, and she supports streamlining and cutting bureaucracy. She’s managed over 200 felony trials and that will give her insight into protecting victims, promoting public safety and finding a solution to an escalating opioid crisis.


Debbie helped rewrite the City of Kenner Charter, an action that will empower her to take the lead when drafting municipal laws. She led a domestic violence unit and trained law enforcement on how to manage and collect evidence in domestic violence cases, a practice that will help her champion women’s rights and fight abuse. She chaired a Crime Prevention and Reduction Task Force appointed by Jefferson Parish councilmembers, a duty that will inspire legislation to protect property and lives. She was 1st Vice Chair of the Children’s Bureau, training to give her foresight on passing legislation to care for our children.


For those of us counting on government to improve infrastructure, strengthen levees, build up flood protection and enhance drainage, Debbie will be a brainy, gutsy proponent who focuses on our needs and nothing else. Those who know Debbie best have no doubt that she’ll be able to play shrewd politics with the best of them. But the edge we deserve will come from her imposing devotion to detail, prowess in law, passion for perfection and an authoritative demeanor.

BIOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Assistant District Attorney, 1988 to 1998
(Orleans, St. Tammany and Jefferson Parishes)

Criminal Justice Director, 1999 to 2007
(Jefferson Parish)

Director of Code Enforcement, 2008 to 2010
(Jefferson Parish)

Associate, LeBlanc Butler, LLC., 2010 to 2015

Partner, LeBlanc Fantaci Villio, LLC., 2015 to Present


EDUCATION

B.A., University of New Orleans, 1985

J.D., Loyola University School of Law, 1988


LEGAL PRACTICE

Louisiana Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member, Republican Women’s Club of Jefferson Parish

Member, Metropolitan Republican Women’s Club

Member, River Region Republican Women

Member, Pelican State Pachyderm Club

Board Member, Jefferson Chamber PAC

Member, Kenner Business Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Parishioner, St. Philip Neri Church

Former District Manager, Metropolitan Law Enforcement Planning and Action Commission

Former Chair, Jefferson Parish Children & Youth Planning Board

Former Chair, Jefferson Parish Truancy Assessment Center Advisory Board

Former Member, Jefferson Parish Drug Court
Advisory Board

Former Chair, Crime Prevention & Reduction Task Force

Former Board Member, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Former Member, Kenner Code Enforcement Advisory Board

Former Member, Kenner Charter Review Committee

Former 1st Vice-Chair, Board of Children’s Bureau

Former Member, Jefferson EDGE 2020
Fat City Redevelopment Committee


KEY HONORS

Outstanding Prosecutor
Victims & Citizens Against Crime

Excellence in Government
Bureau of Government Award

Women of the Year Honoree, CityBusiness

Leadership in Law Honoree, CityBusiness