Jeanette Garrett Katherine Dorroh
Two Shreveport women will slide into seats on state court judicial benches after no one qualified to oppose them in the April 6 election at the close of qualifying today.
First Judicial District Judge Janette Garret will fill the Second Circuit Court of Appeals seat vacated by the retired Gay Gaskins, and attorney Katherine Dorroh will fill the unexpired District Court seat vacated by Frances Pitman, who was elected to a Second Circuit Court of Appeals in November.
In Bossier, Mayor Lorenz Walker was unopposed in his bid for a third term, as were Councilmen at Large Tim Larken and David Montgomery. Also unopposed were incumbents Jeff Darby (District 2) and Don "Bubba" Williams (District 3) and Jeff Free, who filed for the District 4 seat being vacated by the retiring David Jones.
Only Scott Irwin (District 1) and Larry Hanisee (District 5) drew opponents for the April 6 election. Running against Irwin will be Mike Beam, a local businessman. n
Hanisee, was elected in October 2011 to fill the unexpired term of the late Charles "Chubby" Knight, who resigned in March 2011, drew two opponents - Tommy Harvey, who lost by only two votes to Hanisee in that 2011 election and political newcomer Mischa Angel, a local realtor and the only woman running for a council seat this year.
Other Bossier Parish races with opposition are as follows: Alderman District 3 Town of Benton: Ronald "Ronnie" Jones is running against Kenneth "Ken" Shiflett, who came in second behind Benton Mayor Wayne Cathcart in the November 2012 mayoral election. In Benton's District 4 Alderman's race, James Friday will oppose Donna Moor Wyatt. The District 5 Race will be between Richard D. Bushnell II and Thomas "Tommy" Hill Sr. Richard Jackson was unopposed in the District 1 race, and Linda Ann Gates was unopposed in District 2.
Robert Hamiter was unopposed in Plain Dealing's Justice of the Peace District 3 race.
In Haughton's Adlerman race, only one will be elected from three candidates - Doug Adams, Melba Baker and Monica Smith Wells.
In DeSoto Parish, three will vie for the District E Alderman seat: Kervin Campbell, Cynthia Cruse and Perry Miles.
In Bienville Parish, three people are running for Police Chief - Roosevelt Kinsey III, Antwoin Moore and Rickey Pearce.