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Chief Judge John Michael Guidry Announces His Candidacy for the District 2 Seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court

by KQKI News Staff
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Chief Judge John Michael Guidry announces his candidacy for election to the
District 2 Seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court. The primary election will be November
5, 2024.

Chief Judge Guidry is in his 26th year as an appellate court judge on the Louisiana
First Circuit Court of Appeal. On January 1, 2023, he made history when he became the
15th Chief Judge on the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal and the first African
American to hold that position in the more than 100-year history of the court.
Prior to his election to the Court of Appeal, Chief Judge Guidry served as a member
of the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana State Senate. Chief Judge
Guidry is also a former commissioner on the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission and
the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission. He currently serves as an
adjunct professor at the Southern University Law Center and formerly served as an adjunct
professor with the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy on the Baton Rouge Campus
of Southern University. Chief Judge Guidry is a 1983 graduate of LSU and a 1987 cum
laude graduate of the Southern University Law Center.

District 2 of the Louisiana Supreme Court was recently redrawn by the legislature
and now includes: Avoyelles Parish; Concordia Parish; portions of East Baton Rouge
Parish; East Carroll Parish; East Feliciana Parish; Iberville Parish; portions of Lafayette
Parish; Madison Parish; Richland Parish; St. Helena Parish; portions of St. Landry Parish;
Tensas Parish; West Baton Rouge Parish; and West Feliciana Parish.

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