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.