Connect with Ernie Drake

“I humbly ask for your careful consideration, prayers, and support for this election.” 

Ernie is a resident of Livingston Parish and is married to Dr. Laura Lynne Drake. They are blessed to have three children: TJ, Gabriel, and Sawyer Kate. The Drakes are active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Ernie graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, and began his law career in 2008. In addition to maintaining his private practice, Ernie has been serving his community as Magistrate for Ponchatoula Mayor’s Court for the last seven years, attorney for Ponchatoula Area Recreational District, and was most recently a member of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission. He has also served as the attorney for the City of Ponchatoula and is a former board member of the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce and Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Ernie has several years of experience in criminal law serving as a prosecutor in Ponchatoula and more recently as an attorney for the Public Defender’s Office. These combined experiences provide the necessary skills to successfully perform the duties of 21st District Judge.

Early Voting Sept 28 - Oct 5

You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 to seven days prior to any scheduled election. When one or more state holidays fall within an early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 15 days prior to the election. Refer to the schedule below for early voting time periods for upcoming elections and refer to the schedule of elections for future time periods.

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