I, Anastasia “Staci” Wiley, am announcing my candidacy for Winn Parish District Judge. This election will be held November 3, 2020.
I am a lifelong resident of Winnfield, Louisiana, and I have served as the Winnfield City Judge for eleven years. I have had a law practice in Winnfield for 22 years.
As the Winnfield City Judge, I have made great strides to keep the court up to date with technology and advances in notifications and court processing systems to improve efficiency.
I am the past president of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2015-2017). I have been on committees working with the Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Children and Family Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice. The committees focus on educating the judges and state agencies in order to improve our communication regarding family and children issues. I serve because I believe our young people and families are our future.
Also, I am the past president of the Louisiana City Judges Association (2018-2019). I presently serve on the Finance Committee and am on the governing board of the Judicial College, which provides education, training, and instruction for Louisiana judges. I try to represent the rural courts and stress the importance and obstacles faced in rural areas with limited resources and services.
I am a member of the American Judges’ Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Locally, I am a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, and Pilot Club. In the Pilot Club, I help with the Brain Minders Puppet Show for the local schools’ first and second graders. As Hero the Horse and Marvin the Monkey, I teach the children about playing safe and protecting their brains from injury.
My parents are Retired Judge Jim Wiley and Barbara Wiley. My brother, J.W. Wiley, is a lawyer and is married to Lauren Thurmon Wiley, who is a dentist. My sister, Kathryn Wiley Jowers, and her husband, Jack Jowers, are also lawyers. J.W., Lauren, and Kathryn are all graduates of Winnfield Senior High School.
I went to the Winn Parish Schools until the tenth grade, and became the first Winn Parish graduate at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Finance.
I received my law degree at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. I have a Master of Laws from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, located in Sacramento, California.
I believe a judge should be fair, patient, dignified, and courteous to everyone involved in the court system. The court system must serve the citizens of Winn Parish fairly, equally, and to protect the safety of our citizens.
Thank you all for your support during the past eleven years as your Winnfield City Judge. I have the experience, education, and background that make me uniquely qualified to serve as your Winn Parish District Court Judge. I humbly ask for your vote to be your next District Judge on November 3, 2020.