Stephen Dwight was born and raised in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1999 and then went on to graduate from Southern University Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 2002. Upon graduation he joined Dwight Law Firm where he practiced business law and general litigation.
In 2015, Stephen was elected as the Louisiana State Representative for District 35 where he sat on many committees and councils some of which include: The Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, Municipal, Parochial & Cultural Affairs Committee, Ways & Means Committee, Joint Legislative Committee, and the Attorney Fee Review Board.
Dwight has served as general counsel for the Calcasieu Parish Sherriff’s Office as well as serving the City of Westlake as City Attorney, Prosecutor and Magistrate.
Stephen Dwight took the Oath of Office for Calcasieu Parish District Attorney on January 10, 2021. His main areas of focus are violent crime, juvenile crime, and creating a career prosecutor program. These areas of focus will ensure that the citizens of Calcasieu Parish remain in a safe community.