The New Orleans Tribune proudly makes the following endorsements in the March 25 primary election.
State House of Representatives District 93
The New Orleans Tribune urges its reader to support Alonzo Knox in his bid for the District 93 state House race. Knox is a businessman and community leader who, we believe, is uniquely qualified to serve the people of the people of the District. Having served as a legislative correspondent in Washington. D.C., Knox not only understands the issues that matter to the community, but knows how to translate those concerns into well-researched public policy positions and solutions that improve lives. As a businessman and family man, he is invested in the community and we will hard on behalf of those he represents if elected to the seat. He has our endorsement!
Civil District Court Judge, Division B
Marissa A. Hutabarat
We expect First City Court Judge Marissa A. Hutabarat to bring the same levels of fairness, respect, professionalism and integrity with which she has operated First City Court to the Civil District Court if elected. A former clerk for Judge Edwin Lombard, Hutabarat, was a practicing attorney who specialized in civil litigation before her own election to First City Court, where she and other court staff have worked to help those who find themselves there better understand and navigate that systems, providing both justice and solutions to the issues faced by many across New Orleans, whether its eviction cases or small claims. We believe she is now ready for this promotion to the higher court and that she Hutabarat understands the issues that are heard in civil court while serving a fair and impartial jurist. She has our endorsement!
She has our endorsement!
Criminal District Court Judge, Division A
Diedre Pierce Kelly
And experienced attorney who now serves as chief of staff for New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas and who has served as a legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Troy Carter and former state Sen. Wesley Bishop, Diedre Pierce Kelly has already worked closely on issues related to criminal justice, having collaborated on legislation designed to reduce crime and recidivism. She is a New Orleans native who is active throughout the community, volunteering with a number of organizations and other worthy causes. We believe that, as judge, Kelly will work to keep our neighborhoods safe while also helping to build a stronger a better community. She has our endorsement!
Early Voting Continues
Residents across New Orleans have a fews days remaining to vote in the primary. Early voting continues from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. through Saturday, March 18 at the following locations:
1300 Perdido Street, Room 1W24
225 Morgan Street, Room 105
Chef Menteur Voting Machine Warehouse Site
8870 Chef Menteur Highway
Lake Vista Community Center
6500 Spanish Fort Blvd.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, March 25. To verify your polling location, click here.