|Three-man race set for District Attorney; Reeves challenges Johnson for judge|
Three candidates officially threw their hats in the ring for District Attorney in the Seventh Judicial District during qualifying last week, including Brad Burget, Andy Magoun and Ronnie McMillin.
All are from Concordia Parish. Burget and McMillin live in Vidalia, Magoun is from Ferriday.
Judge Leo Boothe was unopposed for the Division B judgeship in the Seventh Judicial District, while Judge Kathy Johnson drew opposition in Division A.
Johnson is opposed by attorney John Reeves, a former assistant district attorney. Both are from Jonesville
The Seventh Judicial District includes Catahoula and Concordia parishes.
Boothe, 66, said he appreciated "the confidence that the bar has shown in me in that I've never been opposed. I'm also very gratified that the people I serve apparently still support me. I plan to continue to insure that their confidence in me is justified by handling all matters in a fair and equitable manner."
This will be Boothe's fourth and final term due to age restrictions.
In the race for Third Circuit Court of Appeal, 1st District, Division C, qualifying were Shannon James Gremillion, 4721 Collinsburg, Alexandria; Triston Knoll, P. O. Box 426, Marksville; and Loren M. Lampert, 161 Highway 1207, Deville.
The three are vying to fill the unexpired term of Judge Glenn Gremillion of Ferriday, who retired.
Other candidates qualifying in Concordia last week were:
District 1: Rosa W. Elaine, 263 Concordia Dr., Ferriday; "Charlie" Quimby, 4593 Hwy. 568, Ferriday.
District 2: Rickey Hollins, 200 S. Oak St., Vidalia; James Royce White, 501 N. Spruce, Vidalia.
District 3: Earl Cotten, Democrat, 1104 Plum St., Vidalia; Susan Rabb, 107 Lee Ave., Vidalia.
District 4: Ferris "Bull" Durham, 902 Vidalia Dr., Ridgecrest; George Sewell, 391 Belle Grove Cir., Vidalia.
District 5A: John H. Cowan, 3211 Dunbarton Rd., Ferriday. (Unopposed).
District 5B: Jerry Lipsey, Hwy. 129, Monterey. (Unopposed).
Justice of the Peace
District 1: Justin L. Conner, 210 Hayes, Ferriday; Glen Petty, 148 Learned Dr., Ferriday.
District 2: Frank Duson, 214 Wallace Circle, Vidalia; Lee Staggs, 283 Music Ln., Vidalia.
District 3: Craig L. Guillory, 103 Catherine Cir., Vidalia; Juanita G. Irvin, P. O. Box 298, Vidalia; Russell Wagoner, 565 Hwy. 131, Vidalia.
District 4: Jerry Stallings, 1198 Fisherman Dr., Ferriday. (Unopposed).
District 5A: Charles E. "Charlie" White, 5448 Dunbarton Rd., Ferriday. (Unopposed)
District 5B: Levear Book, 8878 Hwy. 129, Monterey. (Unopposed).