Michael Tassin will seek re-election as the Eighth Ward Justice of the Peace (St. Tammany Parish) on November 3, 2020. In 2015, Tassin was elected in a special election to complete the term of Tracey Powell.
Tassin, a lifelong resident of Ward 8, lives in Pearl River with his wife Ann, newborn son (Michael III), and dog (Pearl.)
Tassin and his wife are members of the Ozone Camellia Club; Tassin currently serves as 1st Vice President. The Tassins have over 50 cultivars of camellias growing in their yard. The Tassins are an active part of “camellia culture” in the Gulf Coast region by attending shows, entering blooms, and clerking for ACS judges.
Tassin currently serves as the statewide Vice President for Justices of the Peace in the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association. Additionally, Tassin sits on the board of the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity.
As Justice of the Peace, Tassin has modernized the office by launching a website where litigants can find forms, petitions, and information regarding civil suits, evictions, litter, and more. Additionally, Tassin created a Facebook page for the court where citizens can get up-to-date information. Under Tassin’s leadership, the court has also started offering the option of virtual hearings.
Tassin has a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Business Administration-Management (2009), a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans (2013). Tassin graduated from Northshore High School in 2005.
Ward 8 of St. Tammany Parish encompasses much of Eastern Slidell and Pearl River. The Ward 8 Justice Court reduces the burden on City Court of East St. Tammany and the 22nd Judicial District Court by handling “small claims” and evictions.