Your Iberia Parish Clerk of Court
David Ditch was sworn into office on May 31, 2019, after serving as Chief Deputy for nearly three years.
David is a 1995 graduate of Catholic High School (New Iberia) and a 2000 graduate of LSU where he received a degree in Business Administration / Entrepreneurship. David continued his education at LSU where he received a Masters in Business Administration and Finance in 2002.
David’s civic commitments include Catholic High School Advisory Committee, Epiphany Day School Board member, past Iberia Parish council member for District 7, a board member for the Iberia Republican Executive Committee, a past board member for Kiwanis Club, and graduate of the Leadership Iberia class XII. David also was a recipient of the Daily Iberian’s 20 under 40. Additionally, David serves or has served in various coaching roles throughout Iberia Parish, including head coaching for Iberia Soccer Association, Evangeline Little League, Iberia Biddy Basketball and Iberia Youth Baseball Association. David is a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia.
Iberia Parish Clerk
In addition to being Chief Election Officer of the Parish, Iberia Parish Clerk of Court, is also the Parish Custodian of Voting machines, with the responsibility of delivering the voting machines to their precincts. Other duties require the Clerk of Court to notify all Commissioners and Deputy parish Custodians of their duties and responsibilities on election day. After an election, the Clerk is required by law to open each voting machine used in an election, record the number of votes, reseal the machines and report the totals to the Board of Election Supervisors.
More about the office
No tax money is provided for the operation of the office. The fees collected for recordings, certified copies and services rendered in connection with civil, probate and criminal proceedings are established by statute. All salaries and expenses of the office are paid out of the fees. This makes the Clerk of Court's office almost entirely self-supporting.