Judge Jeanne Juneau electedOct 28th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: Top Story
The results are in—Jeanne Juneau was recently named St. Bernard’s first female judge. Juneau narrowly trumped opponent Kim Jones, by 38 votes in last Saturday’s election.
“I am honored to be a part of this historical race,” said Juneau. “I am truly grateful that the people of St. Bernard selected me as their first female judge.”
Polls showed Juneau having 2,929 votes or 50.3 percent, while Jones had 2,891 votes or 49.7 percent, according to the Secretary of State. Juneau was certainly glad to have won this race, but applauded Jones’ efforts.
“My opponent worked very hard on this, as did our campaign teams,” said Juneau. “We are grateful for the turnout and result.”
Juneau will be filling in the 34th District – Division B seat vacated by Manuel “Manny” Fernandez. She will be finishing out Fernandez’s term, which ends in 2014—our new District B Judge will be sworn in on November 5 and take the bench on November 6.
Juneau expressed that she will also be implementing a new drug awareness program.
“I will work with the Sheriff to implement the nationally recognized public service program, Above the Influence, which specifically empowers teenagers, helping them to identify negative influences in their lives and gives them the tools they need to know how to stand strong against drugs,” she said.
Juneau said she will also try to cut back the amount of time it takes to handle cases.
“I will have standard times set for pre-trial conferences,” said Juneau. “I will make sure that cases that are non-disputed cases are handled first so that the people involved will not have to wait lengthy amounts of time for their case to come up.”