Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
|Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal|
|Method:||Partisan election of judges|
The Fifth Circuit of the Louisiana Court of Appeals was established in 1981. David C. Treen was Governor at the time the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature created the court under Act 3 of said legislative body.
The Fifth Circuit's jurisdiction covers four parishes: Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist.
From May 1982 to December 31, 1982, Julian Samuel presided over the court as its first Chief Judge.
The court is currently located in Jefferson Parish (101 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA 70053). It was built by Gibbs Construction, L.L.C. whose $6.4 million won the legislative contract.
"In the 2000 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature unanimously adopted House Concurrent Resolution 64 naming the new building the Judge Lawrence A. Chehardy Courthouse. Construction was completed in December 2000. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal moved into the new courthouse on January 15, 2001."
- Robert A. Chaisson (Div. I)
- Susan Chehardy (Div. D)
- Stephen J. Windhorst (Div. E)
- Jude Gravois (Div. H)
- Marc Johnson (Div. C)
- Robert M. Murphy (Div. G)
- Hans J. Liljeberg (Div. F)
- Fredericka Homberg Wicker (Div. B)
|Candidate||Incumbency||Party||Place||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|Hans J. Liljeberg||No||Republican||Division F||100%|
|Robert A. Chaisson||Yes||Democratic||3rd Dist, Div. A||100%|
|Robert M. Murphy||No||Republican||1st Dist, Div. G||100%|
|Susan Chehardy||Yes||Republican||1st Dist, Div. D||100%|
2011 electionThe following is a list of candidates for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal 2011 election:
|Candidate||Incumbency||Party||Ward||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|Robert A. Chaisson||No||Democratic||3rd Dist, Div. A||72.7%|