The Honorable Richard D. Anderson received his B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University in 1975 and his J.D. from the LSU Law School in December of 1978. Daniel began his career as a law clerk for Judge Moreau, a district court judge. He worked in that position for approximately one and a half years before joining the District Attorney's Office as a misdemeanor assistant in July of 1981. He later became a felony assistant, section chief and then first assistant district attorney and lead section chief at that office. In 1996, he was elected to the district court. He was elected in 2014 for a term beginning on January 1, 2015, and expiring on December 31, 2020.