Elections Saturday include judgeships, West Bank mayor, council races

Elections Saturday include judgeships, West Bank mayor, council races

Elections Saturday include judgeships, West Bank mayor, council races

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Posted on April 6, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
Email: dmassa@wwltv.com

Voters will cast ballots across Louisiana in elections Saturday, which in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes include some judgeships and several West Bank mayor and council races.

Here is a look at local ballots.  Polling places are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Voters in Gretna are electing a new mayor for the first time in more than 25 years, with Mayor Ronnie Harris deciding to retire after seven terms in office.  Two council members, Belinda Constant and Vincent Cox, are vying to replace him.  There are also council races on the ballot in Gretna.

Two candidates are running in the race for Westwego mayor, against incumbent Johnny Shaddinger.  There are also a handful of City Council races on the ballot.

In Orleans Parish, four candidates are running for a seat on the Juvenile Court bench, for the seat formerly held by Tracey Flemings-Davillier, who was elected to Criminal District Court. 

There is also a judicial race in Jefferson Parish, with four candidates running to replace Judge Robert Murphy, who was elected to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal.  In St. Tammany, two candidates are running for a seat on the 22nd Judicial District bench.

There is also a parish council race in St. Charles Parish and other tax and local issues on the ballot in other local parishes, including St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Washington. 

Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office was careful to point out that the Crescent City Connection toll revote is not on the April 6 ballot, but is scheduled to go before voters on the May 4 ballot.
          
For more information on voting locations, visit the Secretary of State's web site.

Eyewitness News & WWLTV.com will have election returns once the polls close at 8 p.m. and on Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. Saturday.
 

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