Appeals Court Judges Elected Without Opposition
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seventeen state appeals court judges were elected to office when no one signed up to run against them on the Nov. 6 ballot. A look at who won the office without a challenger:
1st CIRCUIT (based in Baton Rouge):
—Vanessa Guidry-Whipple (incumbent), D-Bourg.
—Page McClendon (incumbent), R-Mandeville.
—Will Crain, R-Madisonville.
2nd CIRCUIT (based in Shreveport):
—Felicia Toney Williams (incumbent), D-Tallulah.
—D. Milton Moore III (incumbent), D-Monroe.
3rd CIRCUIT (based in Lake Charles):
—Elizabeth Pickett (incumbent), D-Many.
—Billy Ezell (incumbent), R-Lake Charles.
—John Saunders (incumbent), D-Ville Platte.
—Sylvia Cooks (incumbent), D-Lafayette.
—John Conery, R-New Iberia.
4th CIRCUIT (based in New Orleans):
—James McKay III (incumbent), D-New Orleans.
—Edwin Lombard (incumbent), D-New Orleans.
5th CIRCUIT (based in Gretna):
—Susan Chehardy (incumbent), R-River Ridge.
—Steve Windhorst, R-Gretna.
—Hans Liljeberg, R-Metairie.
—Robert Murphy, R-Metairie.
—Robert Chaisson (incumbent), D-Destrehan.
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State's Office