Judicial candidates qualify for special electionAug 19th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
Today, qualifying closed for the the special election to fill the position of District Judge for the 34th Judicial District Court, Division B— previously occupied by Judge Manuel “Manny” Fernandez. Fernandez, 70, is a former state representative who served on the bench for 12 years.
During his lifetime, Fernandez has served in all three branches of state government: legislative, executive and judicial. Aside from his former position as judge, he also served as 104th District state representative and assistant chief of staff to former Governor Buddy Roemer.
When Fernandez retired in June, the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed retired Judge Robert “Bobby” Klees, 72, a former chief judge of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and St. Bernard resident, to fill Fernandez’s seat on an interim basis until a new judge is elected.
Anyone interested in early voting for the October 19 election, can cast their ballot October 5 – 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m at the Parish Government Complex. Election Day voting hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m