Committed to protecting our property values

The taxes you pay on your property need to be an investment, not a cost.

Property should only be taxed to pay for services that increase its value. Good streets, good schools, drainage, police and fire protection all make your property more valuable and help our families build wealth.

From my professional expertise with financial technology, the first of its kind fiscal transparency website to my public service meeting the needs of my constituents, I’m uniquely qualified to be your next Assessor and I hope I can earn your vote.

A proven leader with conservative values

Justin has been a Republican since he turned 18, or as his dad would say, “before it was cool.”

During Justin’s tenure on the School Board, he worked with his fellow Board Members and District staff on a strategic financing plan for growth that anticipated future needs.

As a result, LPSS built or began construction on six completely new schools, with additions and expansions at a dozen more, allowing for the eventual elimination of 75% of the Parish’s portable buildings by the time the new Lafayette High School opens….All without any new taxes

He also spearheaded the effort to create, allowing the taxpayers and general public to view every dollar the school system spends, the first of its kind in Louisiana. 

A trusted expert and innovative problem solver

Justin, 45, is Vice-President, Manager of Enterprise Data Integration for First Horizon Bank and has made a career of solving critical problems leveraging technology and data. 

He spent time living in Washington, DC working for a Department of Defense contractor, developing the software behind the military’s Smart ID cards, and worked for a major manufacturer on the lower Mississippi River, using data to manage multimodal shipment of product. 

Most of his career has been spent with financial institutions, most notably IberiaBank, where he worked for 12 years prior to the bank’s merger with First Horizon.

dedicated to our community and its future

Justin met his wife, Marie DesOrmeaux, while studying at USL, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Mathematics. He is a first degree Knight of Columbus, and was honored as one of Acadiana’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2015.

The Centannis live in Lafayette and have three children whom they proudly enrolled in Lafayette’s French Immersion Program during their elementary school years. They are parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Meet Justin

A responsive public servant dedicated to the families of Lafayette Parish

Justin Centanni is running for Lafayette Parish Assessor in the October 14, 2023 election.  A Republican, he has spent more than two decades as a Data Architect and Analyst for financial institutions and federal government defense contractors.

He is currently serving his second term representing District 6 on the Lafayette Parish School Board.  During that time, he worked with his fellow Board Members to deliver fiscal transparency, responsibility and accountability for the taxpayers.  He served as Board President in 2019 and Vice-President in 2023 

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