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EBR Family Court race draws 2 candidates; 4 jump into Baton Rouge City Court race | Elections – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-07-16 18:10:00 –

The three-day qualifying period for the October 9 election ended on Friday, with two candidates vying for seats in the East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court and four more seeking seats in the Baton Rouge City Court.

Metro councilor and lawyer Erica Green and lawyer Natalie Terris Robertson qualified to run for Division B seats in the Family Court on Wednesday.

Attorneys Collet Gregs and Carson Markantel passed qualifying on Wednesday in the City Court Division A race, and East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Terrell “TK” Kent submitted qualifying documents on Thursday, Whitney Higgin Bosam Green Former Deputy Attorney General) passed the qualifying round on Friday.

In the family court race, Green and Robertson are both Democrats.

In the city court elections, Greggs and Kent were Democrats, Markantel was a Republican, and Green described her party as “no party.” Green has run for city court three times in the past (2015, 2017, last year), each time listing her party as a Republican.

The city court seats previously held by Judge Chris Hester became vacant when Hester, who was elected to court in the fall of 2018, was elected to the State First Circuit Court of Appeals in Baton Rouge last December. I did. His old city court term will not expire until the end of 2024.

The family court seats are on the ballot after Judge Lisa Woodruff White, who was first elected to court in 2008, recently announced that she would retire at the end of the year. Her current term will not expire until the end of 2026.

Erica Green, who owns her own law firm, represents District 5 of the Metro Council. She was appointed to the council in January 2015 and was elected in December 2016. She is also the president of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS), the Baton Rouge bus system.

Robertson has served as a research lawyer for several years in family courts, including Woodruff White, and has more than 20 years of work experience, primarily in the field of family law.

The late, daughter of legendary Southern University band director Isaac Gregs, ran for the 19th District Court for Justice in 2014, but was defeated by incumbent Judge Todd Hernandez.

Markantel is a longtime criminal defense counsel and former district attorney of the East Baton Rouge Parish. After the retirement of veteran Judge Susan Ponder, he and five others ran for the E section of the city court in 2017, but Judy Moore Vendet, a sister of the East Baton Rouge district lawyer Hiller Moore III. I won the election.

Kent has been a prosecutor at Moore’s office for six and a half years and is currently on vacation during the campaign. She was previously in charge of several 19th JDC judges.

After spending more than a decade as a public prosecutor at the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Green is the daughter of Toni Higginbotham, a retired State First Circuit Court of Appeals, and Leo Higginbotham, a retired Judge, of the 19th Jurisdiction Judge BeauHigginbotham. I’m a sister.

Both Markantel and Greggs previously worked for the East Baton Rouge Public Defense Agency.

Early voting for elections will take place from September 25th to October 2nd, excluding Sunday, September 26th.

The qualifications for racing in the Baton Rouge area other than the judicial seat are as follows:

Party abbreviations: D-Democrat, R-Republican, I-Independence. L-Libertarian; NP-No party.


Justice of the Peace Third Court of Justice

Linel Johnson, R

Kim Laundry, R

J. Russell-Rody, NP

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Central Board of Education, District 4

Phil Graham, R

Kim Powers, R

East Feliciana

Justice of the Peace, District 3

Tommy King, D


White Castle City Councilor

Marvin Allen Jr., D


Killian City Councilor

Kenny Baihi, I

Point Coupy


Donald W. Dusset, R

Justice of the Peace 6

Cole peer, me

Justice of the Peace 7

Donna Daisy Hammond, D


Tick ​​Four Councilor

Michael J. Lemay, D

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