"Although I have left public office, my convictions and beliefs are still the same.

I will always be your voice."


Lawrence Chehardy served as Assessor of Jefferson Parish for 34 years. He is the longest serving assessor in the parish’s history. During his time as assessor, Lawrence served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Louisiana Assessors' Association. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University where he received his business degree in accounting and his law degree.  MORE


The Hypocrisy of It All

September 21, 2020

A presidential election is just a few weeks away.  Republicans and democrats alike are sniping at one another.  President Donald Trump is on the ropes, and Joe Biden cannot believe that he may just become President after several failed tries. And then Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies last Friday bringing more drama to the continuing soap opera we call our ... Read More

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi: one tune, two different dances

December 23, 2019

Impeachment is a political process.  It is not a civil trial or a criminal proceeding.  Rather, impeachment is part of a political process that should not be taken lightly but is being exploited by democrats and republicans alike. Three U.S. Presidents have faced impeachment.  President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment came after the assassination of President Lincoln who had formulated a plan to peacefully reunite ... Read More

The impeachment of a president

December 15, 2019

Democrats never did accept the results of the last election, and therefore it has been a foregone conclusion that at some point during his term President Donald Trump will be impeached by the democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.  Democrats have been looking for two and a half years for any charge or charges they could find that would serve as grounds ... Read More

John Bel Edwards for Governor

November 15, 2019

My Jefferson Parish Mailer Dear Friends, Throughout my 34 years of public service, you and I fought to protect our homestead exemption.  Governor John Bel Edwards has been a loyal supporter of the exemption as a legislator and as governor including the frozen assessment for senior citizens. When asked if he would commit to keeping the homestead exemption, Mr. Rispone said, ... Read More

Eddie Rispone: Two very big concerns

November 4, 2019

by Lawrence Chehardy This past week candidate Eddie Rispone make two by mistakes in his campaign for governor raising deep concerns about his character and his position on issues. Concern I. At last Wednesday night’s debate Mr. Rispone proposed a constitutional convention to rewrite our state’s constitution.  Without saying just what the convention would look like or what changes to the ... Read More

Substance over sound bites

November 1, 2019

The final two weeks in the race for governor is now kicking off.  Only a small percentage of voters remain undecided, and the race may just turn on who votes.  One thing you can expect to see from Mr. Rispone is more Washington style politics – a reckless disregard for the facts or truth.   As I have said in the past this ... Read More