Ernie is a life-long resident of Ponchatoula. He graduated from LSU in 2004 and Loyola Law School in 2008. He has been at Drake and Beckler LLC since 2008 handling a variety of legal matters in the areas of real estate, business transactions, personal injury, family law, adoptions, and criminal defense. He is active in the City government serving as both the attorney for the City of Ponchatoula as well as the magistrate for the mayor’s court. He is also active in the community as a board member for the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce and the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission. He has served on the Strawberry Festival Board and been a member of Ponchatoula Rotary Club.