|Early voting starts Saturday|
Early voting begins Saturday for the October 4th primary election which will include races for judge and district attorney in the Seventh Judicial District.
Concordia Parish Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger said early voting begins Saturday, September 20, and continues September 22-27. The registrar's office will be open for early voting from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., including the noon hour, each day.
For the judgeship in Division A, incumbent Judge Kathy 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.
Judge Leo Boothe was unopposed for the Division B slot. This will be Boothe's fourth and final term due to age restrictions.
Three candidates are running for District Attorney in the Seventh Judicial District, including Brad Burget, Andy Magoun and Ronnie McMillin.
All are from Concordia Parish. Burget and McMillin live in Vidalia, Magoun is from Ferriday.
In the race for Third Circuit Court of Appeal, 1st District, Division C, candidates include 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.
In the race for District 5 Public Service Commissioner, incumbent Foster Campbell of Bossier City is opposed by James "Jim" Crowley of Shreveport.
The Republican Primary election scheduled for September 6 has been rescheduled for October 4. This election was canceled statewide due to effects of Hurricane Gustav.
The Republican primary in Concordia pitts incumbent Rodney Alexander of Quitman against Andrew Clack of Rayville.
Other candidates qualifying in Concordia include:
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).