Judicial Debate scheduled for FridayOct 7th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
On October 11, this year’s two judicial candidates will participate in a forum at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
The St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a judicial forum between Jeanne Juneau and Kim Jones to see which candidate has what it takes to be the Parish’s next 34th Judicial District Judge—a position that was vacated in June by Judge Manuel “Manny” Fernandez and is currently being held on an interim basis by Judge Bobby Klees.
During this public forum both candidates will be given two minutes to give an opening statement. They will then be asked a series of questions—which are derived by a committee and kept secret from all
involved parties—then asked to present their opinions.They will then be given two minutes to provide a closing statement.
Jones and Juneau are both vying for a chance at being St. Bernard’s first female judge, so the debate promises to be a good one.
“We’re holding this forum as an educational piece,” said Stephen Reuther, CEO of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. “We want the public to be able to come out and gather information about these two candidates so they can form an accurate opinion on each candidate.”