James David “Buddy” Caldwell
James David “Buddy” Caldwell is currently serving as Louisiana’s Attorney General. He assumed this office in January, 2008. Prior to serving as attorney general, Caldwell was the district attorney for Madison, East Carroll and Tensas parishes from 1979-2008. Caldwell, formerly a Democrat, officially changed parties on February 2, 2011 becoming the first Republican to hold the office of Louisiana Attorney General since the end of Reconstruction.