Marty J. Chabert

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Marty James Chabert
Louisiana State Senator from District 20 (Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes)
In office
Preceded byLeonard J. Chabert
Succeeded byMichael Robichaux
Personal details
Born (1956-04-12) April 12, 1956 (age 63)
Terrebonne Parish
, U.S. Louisiana, USA
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elodie Brown Chabert
RelationsFather Leonard J. Chabert
Brother Norby Chabert
Alma materVandebilt Catholic High School
Nicholls State University

Marty James Chabert (born April 12, 1956) is a businessman from Houma, Louisiana, who is a Democratic former member of the Louisiana State Senate. He served a single term from 1992 to 1996 to succeed his father, Leonard J. Chabert, also a Democrat, who died in office in 1991. His younger brother, Norby Chabert, a Democrat-turned-Republican, now holds this same District 20 seat, which encompasses Terrebonne and Lafource parishes.[1]

Chabert's mother is the former Viona Lapeyrouse; both parents were born in Chauvin in Terrebonne Parish. He graduated from Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma and attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish. As of 1996, he was the president of Mallard Pipe Testing & Tool Rental, Inc.[2] He has also worked for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the Houma Courier.[3]

Chabert ran unsuccessfully in 1983 for the District 53 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives[4] before he won the Senate race eight years later upon his father's death. Chabert did not seek reelection in the nonpartisan blanket primary in 1995 and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Michael Robichaux.[5]

On February 2, 2013, the Chaberts, Leonard J., Marty J., and Norbert N., were inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield, along with several other individuals, including the late State Senator Charles C. Barham and George Dement, the former mayor of Bossier City.[6]


  1. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 24, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Marty J. Chabert". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Marty J. Chabert". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Louisiana primary election returns, October 22, 1983". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Louisiana general election returns, November 18, 1995". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "2013 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees announced, November 20, 2012". Winn Parish Enterprise. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
Louisiana State Senate
Preceded by
Leonard J. Chabert
Louisiana State Senator from District 20 (Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes)

Martry James Chabert

Succeeded by
Michael Robichaux