r. Michael Richard Robichaux is a lifelong resident of Lafourche Parish. He
is a graduate of Raceland High School and attended Louisiana State University from 1963
through 1967. He was a walk on member of the LSU Tiger football team and was named to the
All Southeastern Conference team in 1967. He graduated from LSU Medical School in 1971.
While in medical school, he was President of the Undergraduate Medical and Surgical
Society. He graduated with academic honors in 31/2 years and helped to set the precedent
for the accelerated graduate program.
Dr. Robichaux received specialty training in Ear, Nose and Throat and
was board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 1975. He has been in
private practice in Raceland, LA. since 1975.
Dr. Robichaux was a member of the Louisiana National guard and received
a commendation for volunteer work while in the National Guard. He received an honorary
discharge in 1980.
Dr. Robichaux is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society,
Lafourche Parish Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the American
Medical Association. He is an active medical staff member of St. Anne General Hospital and
Terrebonne General Medical Center and is on the courtesy staff of Thibodaux Regional
Medical Center. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Lafourche and the Bayou
Region and the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. In 1991, He was recognized as
"Citizen of the Year" by the Central Lafourche Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Robichaux is the founder and President of the Alliance of Concerned
Citizens and received a letter of commendation from the Director of the FBI in 1993 for
assistance in exposing public corruption in Lafourche Parish.
In November of 1995, Dr. Robichaux was elected to serve as State
Senator for Louisiana's 20th Senatorial District. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in
October of 1999. He began his second four year term in January of 2000. As State Senator,
he serves on the Environmental Quality Committee, the Natural Resources Committee and is
Vice-Chairman of the Retirement Committee, as well as continuing his medical practice.
Senator Robichaux was awarded the "Golden Award for 1997" by
the Terrebonne Parish Chapter of the NAACP and received the" Legislator of the Year
Award" by the Louisiana Physical Therapists Association. Also in 1997, Senator
Robichaux was honored as one of several "Legislators of the Year" by the
Louisiana Federation of Teachers for his 100% favorable voting record on issues relating
to education. Senator Robichaux received that recognition again in 1999. He has also been
recognized by the Louisiana Association of Educators. Senator Robichaux was recently
recognized by the Louisiana Mental Health Alliance and the Association of Clinical Social
Workers for his efforts on behalf of the mentally ill in Louisiana, and was presented the
"Rookie of the Year Award" by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. Also
in 1999, Senator Robichaux was honored by the Terrebonne Fisherman's Organization and the
Louisiana Wildlife Federation for his years of work on coastal restoration, as well as his
efforts to reduce and restrict certain types of oil field wastes currently considered
non-hazardous by state rules.
Most recently, Senator Robichaux has been studying the Louisiana tax
structure as well as our state's incentive packages for economic development and has
sponsored legislation regarding these issues. Senator Robichaux will serve on the Senate
Select Committee on Taxation recently named by Senate President John Hainkel.