Louisiana judicial elections, 2013

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The Louisiana judicial elections consisted of a municipal primary on April 6th, a municipal general on May 4th, an open primary on October 19th and a open general on November 16th.[1]

Post-election summary

Statistics from Louisiana's 2013 judicial elections
Total candidates: 61
Incumbent candidates: 0
Candidates elected
prior to the general election:
17
Total candidates that ran
in the general election:
18
Total candidates elected: 26
Democratic candidates: 32
Republican candidates: 24
Independent/other candidates: 5
Democratic winners: 14
Republican winners: 8
Independent/other winners: 4
Withdrawn candidates not included.
Louisiana, unlike the other states, did not re-elect any judges this year, but instead filled 26 open seats on its courts. Much of the action happened on or before the October 19th primary, leaving only 18 candidates competing for 9 seats in the general election. This is partly because, in Louisiana, unopposed candidates are automatically elected without having to appear on the ballot.


The closest races were for the Rapides and St. Tammany Parish Justice Courts. In Rapides Parish, Patricia Paul, a Democrat, edged out Republican Paula Brady with approximately 53% of the vote. The St. Tammany race was even closer, where Anne Thompson won approximately 52% of the vote over Darryl M. Taylor. In that race, both candidates were Republicans.


The highly sought-after East Baton Rouge Parish Justice Court position, won by Republican Larry Spencer, drew a total of seven candidates. However, at nine candidates, the race for Orleans Parish Traffic Court was the most crowded. Democrat Steven Jupiter won that seat in the end. In both races, only the top two candidates from the primary advanced to the general election.

District courts

1st Judicial District, Louisiana

Division H
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
O'CallaghanBrady Dennis O'CallaghanApprovedANoRepublican65.5%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
MillerMike Miller (Louisiana) NoRepublican34.5% 

21st Judicial District, Louisiana

Division G
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
OglesbeeJeffery T. OglesbeeApprovedANoRepublican52.0%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
WilliamsVanessa Williams NoDemocratic14.0% 
HoganLila Hogan NoDemocratic34.0% 

22nd Judicial District, Louisiana

Division G
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GardnerScott GardnerApprovedANoRepublican72.2%ApprovedA   ApprovedA

24th Judicial District, Louisiana

Division D
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SchlegelScott SchlegelApprovedANoRepublican36.1%ApprovedA66.8%   ApprovedA
McInnisLorraine Perkins McInnis NoRepublican12.0% 
SudderthJohn Sudderth NoRepublican24.3% 
LandryHilary Landry NoRepublican27.6%ApprovedA33.2%   DefeatedD

34th Judicial District, Louisiana

Division B
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
JuneauJeanne Nunez JuneauApprovedANoDemocratic50.3%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
JonesKim Cooper Jones NoRepublican49.7% 


Juvenile courts

Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court, Louisiana

Section C
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
MontgomeryConnie Montgomery NoRepublican9.5% 
FlemingZoe Olivia Fleming NoDemocratic32.0%ApprovedA31.9%   DefeatedD
BurmasterBarron C. BurmasterApprovedANoRepublican41.0%ApprovedA68.2%   ApprovedA
PetitStephen Petit NoRepublican17.5% 

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, Louisiana

Section E
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KingYolanda J. KingApprovedANoDemocratic25.0%ApprovedA54.3%   ApprovedA
HammelDoug Hammel NoDemocratic42.7%ApprovedA45.7%   DefeatedD


Justice of the Peace courts

Allen Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ManuelStephen B. ManuelApprovedANoDemocratic47.3%ApprovedA56.6%   ApprovedA
MahaffeyRicky Mahaffey No36.6%ApprovedA43.4%   DefeatedD
Ward 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PerkinsDawn PerkinsApprovedANoDemocratic60.4%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
FontenotMiranda Fontenot NoDemocratic39.6% 

Cameron Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
PrimeauxVernon PrimeauxApprovedANoNo PartyApprovedA   ApprovedA

De Soto Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

District 5
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BeasonJo Ann Byrd BeasonApprovedANoDemocraticApprovedA   ApprovedA

East Baton Rouge Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 3, District 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AntoineKenesha Antoine NoDemocratic17.8% 
SpencerLarry SpencerApprovedANoRepublican33.4%ApprovedA57.6%   ApprovedA
ArbourJerry Arbour NoRepublican33.3%ApprovedA42.4%   DefeatedD
HinojosaMariano Hinojosa NoRepublican4.9% 
SimmonsMark G. Simmons NoDemocratic5.1% 
MyersSteve Myers NoRepublican5.5% 
BaumJ. Rodney Baum NoRepublicanWithdrew% 

East Feliciana Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

District 2
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AdamsTanya S. AdamsApprovedANoDemocraticApprovedA   ApprovedA
District 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
YarbroughBilly YarbroughApprovedANoDemocratic72.5%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
District 4
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ShropshireJohn H. ShropshireApprovedANoDemocratic55.3%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
KentJoyce A. Kent NoDemocratic44.7% 

Grant Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

District B
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
TolbertGregory W. TolbertApprovedANoDemocraticApprovedA   ApprovedA

Lincoln Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KingGregory KingApprovedANoLibertarianApprovedA   ApprovedA

Madison Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

District 7, 8
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RashDiane RashApprovedANoNo PartyApprovedA   ApprovedA

Morehouse Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 5
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DuffGretchen Conger DuffApprovedANoLibertarianApprovedA   ApprovedA
AndersLeChris DeWayne Anders NoLibertarianWithdrew% 

Ouachita Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 8
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
SimsGreg SimsApprovedANoRepublican64.6%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
McCormickWaylon McCormick NoRepublican35.4% 

Rapides Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 4, 2nd Court
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BradyPaula Brady NoRepublican39%ApprovedA47.1%   DefeatedD
PaulPatricia PaulApprovedANoDemocratic44%ApprovedA52.9%   ApprovedA

St. James Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

District 6
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
WilliamsSylvia WilliamsApprovedANoDemocratic54.3%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
JasminTrinette M. Jasmin NoDemocratic45.7% 

St. Tammany Parish Justice Court, Louisiana

Ward 4
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ThompsonAnne Thompson (Louisiana)ApprovedANoRepublican27.8%ApprovedA52.2%   ApprovedA
TaylorDarryl M. Taylor NoRepublican35.7%ApprovedA47.8%   DefeatedD
PennisonLaurie Pennison NoRepublican7.9% 
MaryM. Randall Brown Mary NoRepublican21.0% 
DeVunMary DeVun NoRepublican7.5% 


Parish courts

Louisiana Parish Courts

Division B
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
BeeversRaylyn BeeversApprovedANoDemocraticApprovedA   ApprovedA


Magistrate courts

Louisiana Magistrate Courts

Criminal District Court
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CantrellHarry CantrellApprovedANoDemocratic42.0%ApprovedA57.2%   ApprovedA
VicknairMark Vicknair NoDemocratic36.3%ApprovedA42.8%   DefeatedD
ReedMorris Reed NoDemocratic21.7% 


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