Stephen Dwight

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Stephen Christopher Dwight​

Louisiana State Representative
for District 35 (Calcasieu
and Beauregard parishes)​
In office
January 11, 2016​ – December 2020
Preceded by Brett Geymann
Succeeded by Brett Geymann

Born July 3, 1977​
Lake Charles Louisiana, USA​
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jessica Brown Dwight (married 2004)​
Children Riley, Peyton, and Hudson Dwight
Alma mater Sam Houston High School (Moss Bluff, Louisiana)​

Louisiana State University
​ Southern University Law Center​ (Baton Rouge)

Occupation Attorney
Religion United Methodist

Stephen Christopher Dwight (born July 3, 1977)[1] is an attorney in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who is a Republican former state representative for District 35 in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes. Unopposed in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 24, 2015, Dwight succeeded the term-limited Brett Geymann when the legislature reconvened on January 11, 2016.[2]​ He resigned from the legislature late in 2020 to become the district attorney of Calcasieu Parish.

Dwight is a graduate of Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff in Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana State University and the historically black Southern University Law Center, both in the capital city of Baton Rouge. He was first licensed to practice law in 2003.[3] He is a former city attorney and prosecutor for Westlake, also in Calcasieu Parish, and was previously the general counsel for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department.​

He and his wife, the former Jessica Brown, a librarian at Moss Bluff Elementary School, married in 2004. Residents of Moss Bluff, the Dwights have three children, Riley, Peyton, and Hudson. He is a Methodist.​

Dwight joins Democrats in choosing House Speaker

Dwight won reelection in the primary held on October 12, 2019. He defeated another Republican, Jacob Lane Marceaux (born 1984). Dwight polled 9,466 votes (73 percent) to Marceaux's 3,555 (27 percent).[4]

Dwight is less conservative than his House predecessor, Brett Geymann. On January 13, 2020, his first day as a state representative in his second term, Dwight was among twenty-three Republican lawmakers, known as the Fraud Squad, who voted for the Moderate Republican Clay Schexnayder of Ascension Parish, whose election as House Speaker depended heavily on the votes of thirty-five Democratic lawmakers along with the two Independent legislators, and the Republican dissenters. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards also made contacts for Schexnayder.[5]


  1. Stephen Dwight. Retrieved on February 1, 2020.
  2. Decision 2015: The end of candidate qualifying. JMC Enterprises (September 10, 2015). Retrieved on September 12, 2015.
  3. [​ Stephen Christopher Dwight]. Retrieved on February 1, 2020.
  4. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.
  5. The Moon Griffon Show, January 23, 2020.

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