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Community Organizations to Host 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum
New Orleans, LA (October 15, 2014) – In anticipation of the upcoming Orleans Parish judicial primary elections
on Tuesday, November 4, a coalition of civically engaged community organizations will be hosting the 2014
Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 22 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Touro
Synagogue (4238 St. Charles Avenue).
The forum will focus on educating voters in Orleans Parish about the impact of judicial elections and introduce the
public to the current judicial candidates. During the event, voters will hear from both Juvenile and Criminal Court
judicial candidates in two moderated question and answer sessions.
"The upcoming judicial elections play a vital role in shaping the leadership of the New Orleans judicial system," said Brad Cousins, Executive Director of Court Watch NOLA. "We believe that this forum will provide the public
with the tools needed to make an educated decision at the polls about who are the right voices to lead the New
Orleans judicial system."
Invitations to participate in the upcoming forum were extended to all eligible candidates that qualified to run in the
Orleans Parish judicial primary election on Tuesday, November 4. Of note, the forum will not feature judges in
Criminal Court sections A, B, C, E, F, H, I, J, K, L as these judges are running unopposed and will be
Juvenile Court judicial candidates confirmed for the upcoming forum from Section E include:
• Jacqueline Carroll-Gilds
• Ernest "Freddie" Charbonnet
• Desiree Cook-Calvin
• Hon. Yolanda King
• Niki Roberts
• Cynthia D. Samuels
Criminal Court judicial candidates confirmed for the upcoming forum from Section D include:
• Graham Bosworth
• Marie Williams
Criminal Court judicial candidates confirmed for the upcoming forum from Section G include:
• Hon. Paul N. Sens
• Byron C. Williams
Community organizations sponsoring the 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum include: Baptist
Community Ministries; Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region; Citizens for 1 Greater New
Orleans; Court Watch NOLA; Crimestoppers GNO; Louisiana Center for Children's Rights; League Of Women
Voters of New Orleans; National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans; New Orleans Crime Coalition;
New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation; Partnership for Youth Development; Touro Synagogue; Urban
League of Greater New Orleans; Young Leadership Council; and Youth Empowerment Project.
The 2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Candidates Forum will by moderated by Lee Zurik with a webcast by WYES.
The forum is free and open to the public with parking available in the Academy of the Sacred Heart's parking lot
on Carondelet Street between General Pershing and Milan.
For more information on the upcoming forum, please contact either Brad Cousins with Court Watch NOLA at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Rabin with Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans at email@example.com.