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Judicial Poll


Lawyers Voice Opinion on Judicial Candidates for November 4, 2014 Election

The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) asked all judicial candidates running with opposition to fill out a Judicial Candidate Information Form, which NOBA has posted online. Judicial Candidate Information Forms provide biographcial sketches of candidates and give candidates the opportunity to provide their perspectives on why they are well-suited to uphold well-accepted principles essential to a strong and vibrant judicial system. 

NOBA polled members regarding their preferences for New Orleans-based judicial candidates running with opposition in the November 4, 2014 election. Active NOBA members were eligible to vote in the online poll, and voting was held from late September to mid October. Each member was asked to vote for their first choice of candidates running for contested judicial seats, and 312 members voted. The results of this poll do not in any way represent an endorsement by the New Orleans Bar Association and reflect only the views of the Association’s individual members.

Orleans Parish, Civil District Court, Division D

Nakisha Ervin-Knott   54.4 %
Judge Lloyd J. Medley, Jr.   39.7 %
No Responses   5.7 %

Orleans Parish, Civil District Court, Division F

Judge Christopher J. “Chris” Bruno   85.5 %
Ruth Ramsey   12.1 %
No Responses   2.2 %

Orleans Parish, Civil District Court, Domestic, Section 1

Judge Bernadette D’Souza   88.7 %
Taetrece Harrison   2.8 %
No Responses   8.3 %

Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Domestic, Section 2 (For Regular and Unexpired Term)

Janet Ahern   55.7 %
Monique Barial   15.3 %
Michelle Scott-Bennett   6.7 %
No Responses   22.1 %

Orleans Parish, Criminal District Court, Section D

Graham Bosworth   52.8 %
Judge Frank A. Marullo, Jr.   29.1 %
Marie Williams   6.4 %
No Responses   11.5 %

Orleans Parish, Criminal District Court, Section G

Judge Paul N. Sens   58.9 %
Byron C. Williams   25.0 %
No Responses   16.0 %

Orleans Parish, Juvenile Court, Section E

Jacqueline Carroll-Gilds    < 1 %
Ernest “Freddie” Charbonnet   12.8 %
Desiree Cook-Calvin   7.0 %
Judge Yolanda King   8.3 %
“Niki” Roberts   5.1 %
Cynthia D. Samuel   41.9 %
No Responses   23.7 %

Jefferson Parish, 24th Judicial District Court, ES1, Division O

Thomas P. Anzelmo, Jr.   42.3 %
Frank Buck   9.9 %
John E. Sudderth   19.2 %
Danyelle Taylor   8.3 %
No Responses   20.1 %

Jefferson Parish, 24th Judicial District Court, ES2, Division F

Juan Labadie   10.2 %
Judge Michael P. Mentz   69.2 %
No Responses   20.5 %

Jefferson Parish, 24th Judicial District Court, ES3, Division G

Adrian Adams   12.5 %
Theresa “Terri” Miles   17.6 %
Angel Varnado   24.3 %
No Responses   45.5 %

Jefferson Parish, 1st Parish Court, Division B

Troy G. Broussard   6.0 %
Monique Lafontaine   15.7 %
John “Johnny” Lee, Jr.   29.1 %
Bryce Murray   4.1 %
Stephen M. Petit, Jr.   5.4 %
“Pat” Rooney   8.0 %
No Responses   31.4 %

St. Bernard Parish, 34th Judicial District Court, Division A

Leola Anderson   12.5 %
Judge Robert A. “Bob” Buckley   50.9 %
No Responses   36.5 %

St. Bernard Parish, 34th Judicial District Court, Division C

Kim Cooper Jones   20.5 %
Gregory Noto   28.5 %
Darren Roy   7.6 %
No Responses   43.2 %

The New Orleans Bar Association represents the interests of 3,200 lawyers in the New Orleans area. Numbers are rounded to the nearest decimal.