jp sheriff council 4For decades, when you mentioned the words Jefferson Parish, there was at least one name that probably crossed the mind, none other than “Chehardy”.

Lawrence A. Chehardy (for eleven years) and then his son Lawrence E. Chehardy dominated the Parish as its’ assessors.  During this forty-five year period, while other prominent political names came and went, the Chehardy’ brand remained as a powerful Jefferson Parish institution.

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normandby Lawrence Chehardy
The political landscape in Jefferson Parish and statewide was shaken with the announcement by Sheriff Newell Normand that he will retire from his post as Sheriff of Jefferson Parish.  The political world does not like change, and it certainly does not like change of earthquake proportions.  The loss of Sheriff Normand throws the parish’s political landscape into chaos. 

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