Now that qualifying is over, the stage is set for the fall’s election season at Criminal District Court. First, a big congratulations to Chief Judge Willard and Judges Flemings-Davillier, Landrum-Johnson, Pittman, Buras, Herman, Derbigny, Hunter and Zibilich, who have been re-elected without qualified opposition to additional six year terms. Judge Parker chose not to run for re-election, so Court Watch NOLA thanks and congratulates Judge Parker for his eighteen years of service on the bench.
The only contested CDC races therefore appear to be for District Attorney (defense attorney Lionel Burns vs. D.A. Cannizzaro) as well as in Sections: A (former prosecutor Kevin Guillory vs. Judge White); D (attorneys Graham Bosworth, Brigid Collins, Rudy Gorrell, & Marie Williams vs. Judge Marullo); and G (Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens vs. attorney Byron Williams (open seat)).
(Court Watch NOLA does not endorse any of these candidacies, of course – we just want to keep you in the loop!)