A Message From Scott Crichton

After considerable thought, family discussion and prayer, I am pleased to announce that I am a candidate for the Louisiana Supreme Court, District 2, which election will be held in the fall of 2014. The district covers 11 parishes.

A 1980 graduate of LSU Law School, I have now served as a lawyer, prosecutor and judge for more than three decades – 10 years as an assistant district attorney and civil practitioner and over 22 years as a district judge, where I have presided over more than 25,000 civil and criminal cases. I view the position of judge as a tremendous honor, and I have enjoyed my work immensely. [MORE]

Judge Scott Crichton
Tough on Crime, Service to Our Communities and Justice for All


  • Assistant District Attorney, 1981 – 1990 (prosecution of violent felony crimes, including capital murder); civil law practice, 1985-1990
  • District Court Trial Judge, 1991 – present (more than 25,000 civil and criminal cases in 23 years)
  • President, Louisiana District Judges Association, 2011-12
  • Member, Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors; Vice Chairman, Strategic and Education Planning Committee and Member, Best Practices Committee
  • Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Member, Advisory Committee to Louisiana Supreme Court on Judicial Canons
  • Member, Louisiana District Court Rules Committee


  • Creator of numerous educational programs attended by more than 25,000 students, parents and teachers:
  • “Don’t Let This Be You” for high school students on crime prevention through education
  • “Sexting, Texting and Beyond” for middle and high school students on electronic misbehavior
  • “No More Strikes” for inmates on changing attitudes and reducing recidivism
  • “Bullet Points on the Second Amendment: Guns, Permits and Self Protection” for adults on gun rights, self defense and home protection
  • “Drunk Driving:  Choices, Penalties and Consequences” for convicted DWI offenders in association with Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Founder, Justice and Beyond, Inc. (a nonprofit corporation designed to guide judges in the classroom on above programs)



  • Prior Adjunct Instructor of Business Law, LSU-Shreveport and
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Prior Instructor, Shreveport Police Academy
  • Instructor, North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy
  • Instructor, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee and Prior Chairman, Shreveport Bar Association CLE Committee (over 100 CLE programs taught)


  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Bachelor of Science, 1976
  • LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, Juris Doctor, 1980
  • National Judicial College, 2010
  • Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute, 2011


  • Age 60
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
  • St. Mark’s Vestry
  • Married to Susie Simonton Crichton
  • Sons: Stuart and Sam


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Shreveport  Bar Association
  • Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Republican Party
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Louisiana District Attorneys Association, Prior Member
  • North Shreveport Business Association
  • Young Men’s Christian Association, Prior Board Member


  • All Sheriffs in District 2:
    • Allen Sheriff Douglas Hebert
    • Beauregard Sheriff Ricky Moses
    • Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington
    • Caddo Sheriff  Steve Prator
    • DeSoto Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
    • Evangeline Sheriff Eddie Soileau
    • Natchitoches Sheriff Victor Jones
    • Red River Sheriff Glen Edwards
    • Sabine Sheriff Ronny Richardson
    • Vernon Sheriff Sam Craft
    • Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton
    • Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association PAC
  • All District Attorneys in District 2:
    • Allen District Attorney Todd Nesom
    • Beauregard District Attorney David Burton
    • Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin
    • Caddo District Attorney Charles Scott
    • DeSoto District Attorney Richard Johnson
    • Evangeline District Attorney Trent Brignac
    • Natchitoches District Attorney Van Kyzar
    • Red River District Attorney Julie Jones
    • Sabine District Attorney Don Burkett
    • Vernon District Attorney Asa Skinner
  • Bossier City Marshal Lynn Austin
  • Fraternal Order of Police, E. G. Huckaby Lodge Number 3
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, All PACS
  • Louisiana Hospital Association PAC