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Royce Duplessis

Louisiana State Senator for District 5

In the Spring of 2018, Royce Duplessis was elected to serve as State Representative for District 93 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to serving in the Legislature, he worked as Special Counsel for the Louisiana Supreme Court and served as Chairman of the New Orleans City Planning Commission.

Royce ran for public office in order to better serve those who are underserved and marginalized—with a focus on living wages for the working class, increased access to quality early childhood education, and smarter criminal justice policies. His committee assignments include House and Governmental Affairs (Vice-Chair), Commerce, and House Executive Committee.

Royce is a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Howard University School of Law. He is a practicing attorney and operates a solo law practice, with a focus on civil litigation. He is married to Krystle Ferbos Duplessis, and they are proud parents of one daughter, Reese. They reside in Central City.