Louisiana Supreme Court elections

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The seven justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court are elected to serve ten year terms.

If a midterm vacancy occurs, the vacancy is filled by Supreme Court appointment. However, within one year of the opening, a special election is held to fill the seat. If the Supreme Court has appointed a successor, that judge may not run for the seat in the special election.

The chief justice is the justice on the court with the most seniority. When she or he retires, the justice with the most seniority becomes chief justice.

In order to serve on the court, one must be:

  • licensed to practice law in the state for at least ten years;
  • a resident of the district representing for at least one year;
  • under the age of 70.[1]
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A vacancy on the Louisiana Supreme Court was created with the 2009 retirement of Justice Chet Traylor. 4th District Judge Marcus Clark defeated former executive counsel to Governor Bobby Jindal, Jimmy Faircloth on October 17, 2009. [2]

Candidate Incumbent SeatElection votes Election %
Marcus Clark ApprovedA No 4th District28,521 52.8%
Jimmy Faircloth No 4th District25,495 47.2%

Election results are from the Louisiana Secretary of State at this link.

Elections for two seats were held in 2008, in the First and Fifth Districts. Chief Justice Pascal Calogero retired from the court, leaving a vacancy in the First District. With the election of Greg Guidry, a Republican would represent the district on the court for the first time in thirty-six years.

Fifth District Justice Catherine Kimball was challenged in her re-election bid and won, making her the most senior justice on the court and the new Chief Justice. Kimball became the first female to serve as Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as she had also been the first female justice on the court.[3]

Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyPrimary votesPrimary %Election votes Election %
Greg Guidry ApprovedA No 1st DistrictRepublican45,35441.4%160,893 59.7%
Jimmy Kuhn No 1st DistrictRepublican32,89030%108,541 40.2%
Roland Belsome No 1st DistrictDemocratic31,10728.4%
Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyElection votes Election %
Catherine Kimball ApprovedA Yes 5th DistrictDemocratic113,939 64.6%
Jeff Hughes No 5th District62,269 35.3%

Election results are from the Louisiana Secretary of State from October 4, 2008 and November 4, 2008.

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2004

Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyElection votes Election %
Jeffrey Victory ApprovedA Yes 2nd DistrictRepublican74,320 60.8%
Stephen B. Beasley No 2nd DistrictDemocratic47,799 39.1%

Election results are from the Louisiana Secretary of State from September 18, 2008.

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