Dirk Guidry is a man with deep roots and a strong connection to District 53. Born and raised in Chauvin, Dirk's family has been part of the community for generations, and he has continued to make a positive impact on the area throughout his life.
Dirk's childhood was typical of many Cajun boys in the area, filled with hunting, fishing, and playing football and baseball. He attended local schools, including St. Joseph's High School and South Terrebonne High School, before joining the Air Force at just 17 years old. He served for several years as a mechanic on jet engines, and he later worked as a mechanic on the E-4, a 747 mobile command post for the President of the United States before being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
After returning to Chauvin, Dirk pursued his passion for auto body repair and built his own successful business from scratch. He also opened a popular restaurant, Pizza Express, which employed over 30 people at its peak.
Dirk's commitment to the community continued when he was elected to the Terrebonne Parish Council. Dirk has a deep understanding of the workings of local government and the challenges facing the community. He has worked to promote economic development, improve infrastructure, and ensure that the voices of all residents are heard and represented in local decision-making. He’s served the people of Dist. 8 for 11 years on the Parish Council in various roles, including Chairman of the Policy and Procedure Committee, Chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Parish Council President. Throughout his career, Dirk has demonstrated a strong dedication to public service, working tirelessly to improve the lives of those around him.
Dirk is a dedicated family man and has been married to his wife, Wendy, for 37 years. They have two children, Crystal and Abby, and three granddaughters, Leighton, Caroline, and Calleigh. Dirk is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the American Legion post 380, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Partners in Education, past member of the Chauvin Lion's Club, and a twelve-year member of the South Terrebonne Cooking Team. Dirk and Wendy are lifelong members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chauvin.