Decision 2020: Our Endorsements

Presidential Electors
JOSEPH R. BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS
 
U.S. Senator
ADRIAN PERKINS
 
U.S. Representative First Congressional District
LEE ANN DUGAS
 
U.S. Representative Second Congressional District
CEDRIC RICHMOND
 
Associate Justice Supreme Court (7th Supreme Court District)
TERRI LOVE
The candidates in the race for associate Supreme Court justice are experienced, fair and honorable jurists who certainly would serve well the people of Louisiana and the 7the Supreme Court District, specifically.  But none is more prepared, in our opinion, than Judge Terri Love. Twenty of her 25 years of experience as a judge have been at the appellate court. We are certain she is ready to transition from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court—the state’s highest court.
The author of the city of New Orleans’ first domestic violence ordinance, Judge Love has been an active member of New Orleans’ professional, civic and social communities. More importantly, she has a vision for the state Supreme Court that includes raising awareness of the workings of the judicial system by implementing technological advancements that increase public access to the process. Transparency, access, and equity in our judicial system have never been more important than they are now. And Judge Love’s commitment to these principles is why we encourage our readers, followers, and the people of New Orleans to join us in supporting Judge Terri Love for Louisiana Supreme Court.
PSC District 1
NO ENDORSEMENT
 

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT RACES
 
Judge Civil District Court Division E
DIANNE ALEXANDER
 
Judge Civil District Court Division F
CHRIS BRUNO
 
Judge Civil District Court Division G
ROBIN GIARRUSSO
 
Judge Civil District Court Division I
LORI JUPITER
 
Judge Civil District Court Domestic Section 1
BERNADETTE D’SOUZA or LAKEISHA JEFFERSON
 

CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT RACES
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section A
LAURIE WHITE
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section D
KIMYA HOLMES
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section E
DERWYN BUNTON
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section G
LIONEL “LON” BURNS or NANDI CAMPBELL
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section K
MARCUS DELARGE or STEPHANIE BRIDGES
 
Judge Criminal District Court Section L
ANGELA HARRIS or FRANZ ZIBILICH
 
Magistrate Court
JUANA LOMBARD
 
Orleans Parish District Attorney
ARTHUR HUNTER
New Orleanians have the opportunity to elect a new district attorney—someone to help lead the city in substantive criminal justice reform. We urge the people of New Orleans to elect Arthur Hunter for this important task. A retired criminal district court judge who has already lead the way in reform by establishing and presiding over Re-Entry and Veterans Treatment courts to help stem the tied of recidivism and provide alternatives to incarceration, Hunter is also a former NOPD officer, a former defense attorney, and former city attorney.
He is right! He is the only candidate with experience in every area of our criminal justice system. He promises to keep our city safe by being tough on violent crime. Still, he understands and recognizes that mass incarceration is a problem. His pledge to increase the use of diversion programs, decriminalize marijuana and expand mental health treatment options for non-violent offenders are steps in the right direction that will make our city safer while keeping communities intact and builder stronger families by providing eligible offenders with the tools they need to live more productive lives. We believe Hunter will be independent, fair, and reformative.
 
Judge Juvenile Court, Section A
CLINTON “CLINT” SMITH
 
Judge Juvenile Court, Section F
RANORD J. DARENSBURG
 
Judge Municipal and Traffic Court Division A
PAUL SENS

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

School Board District 1
PATRICE SENTINO

School Board District 2
ERIC JONES or CHANEL M. PAYNE

School Board District 3
No Endorsement

School Board District 4
No Endorsement

School Board District 5
ANTOINETTE WILLIAMS

School Board District 6
DAVID ALVAREZ

School Board District 7
KAYONNA ARMSTRONG

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS & PROPOSITIIONS

CA NO. 1
States that there is no right to abortion or abortion funding in the state constitution
VOTE NO

CA NO. 2
Allows the presence or production of oil or gas to be taken into account when assessing the fair market value of an oil or gas well for ad valorem property tax purposes
VOTE YES

CA NO. 3
Allows the Louisiana State Legislature, through a two-thirds vote in each chamber, to use up to one-third of the revenue in the Budget Stabilization Fund to cover the state’s costs associated with a federally-declared disaster
VOTE YES

CA NO. 4
Changes the state’s expenditures limit growth formula
VOTE NO

CA NO. 5
Authorizes a property tax exemption for property that is subject to an agreement with local government; allows certain property owners to make payments instead of paying property taxes
VOTE NO

CA NO. 6
Increases the income limit from $50,000 to $100,000 for those who qualify for the special assessment level for residential property receiving the homestead exemption
VOTE YES

CA NO. 7
Creates the Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund and allocates investment revenue to the general fund
VOTE NO

PW Sports Wagering
Authorize Sports Wagering Activities
VOTE NO

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