Owner, Chabert Development, LLC
South Terrebonne High School;
Nicholls State University, B.A. Government
Norbert Nolty Chabert was born and raised on the bayou. The son of Leonard J. Chabert of Cut Off and Viona Lapeyrouse of Chauvin, "Norby" grew up on the banks of Bayou Petite Caillou in the community of Lil Caillou.
After graduating from Nicholls State University , he began a successful Governmental Relations career. Over the years, he has served as an aid and advisor to both Republican and Democrat federal, state and local officials across Louisiana.
Following the vicious storms of 2005 that saw the family home he was born and raised in flooded by over 3 feet of water, Norby left behind political consulting to be closer to friends and family to aid in their recovery. In 2006 he formed Chabert Development LLC, a Chauvin based Land and Consulting Company.
In 2008, Norby began a new career in the Presidents Administration at his Alma Mater, Nicholls State University, as Associate Director of Marketing and Development.
In the community, Norby is a member of the Houma Rotary Club, The Krewe of Hercules, The Krewe of Terranians, K.C. Council 5013, The Maple Street Park Association and serves as a board member on the Nicholls Colonels Athletic Association, The Friends of S.T.H.S., and The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce.
In June of 2009, Norby resigned from a job he loved at Nicholls in order to campaign full time for the 90 day special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat once held by his father and his brother Marty J. Chabert. Three months later, on August 29th, the voters of Senate District 20 elected to send Norby Chabert to be their voice in Baton Rouge.
On September 8, 2011 Norby Chabert was re-elected to serve a full term in the Louisiana State Senate without opposition.
Norby has been a lifelong south Louisiana sportsman. More partial to a shotgun than a rifle, he enjoys spending days duck and rabbit hunting. The only thing he loves more than cooking and playing cards with the gang at the camp, is the time he can spend on Grand Isle with his family.
Norby has recently moved to "Old Houma" near Maple Avenue Park, and hears the bells of St. Francis ringing every day. In the tradition of his pawpaw Abby and his Uncle T-Lloyd, he has taken up planting a tomato and cucumber garden for the past few years. The first season was rough...but he's getting better!
Norby has never been married, and shares his home with his hyperactive Boston terrier, Dempsey.