NewsIberia Parish

Actions

Two familiar faces vying for 16th Judicial District Attorney position

Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 13:27:11-04

As qualifying continues across Acadiana, two well-known political figures will face off in the race for district attorney in the 16th JDC.

Former Judge Lori Landry will face incumbent Bo Duhe for the District Attorney position. Both candidates have officially qualified for the race.

Earlier this week Landry resigned as a 16th Judicial District Judge.

The relationship between Duhe and Landry has been rocky over the past year.

Landry had nearly 500 motions to recuse her from cases that were filed by the district attorney's office.

They accused her of threatening behavior toward prosecutors and of having a bias in court against the district attorney's office.

The district attorney's office also claimed that Landry repeatedly criticized its prosecutors for allegedly mistreating African-American defendants.

The 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office ultimately agreed to dismiss the motions to recuse Landry, in a four-day trial at the Iberia Parish Courthouse.

At the time this article was published no other candidate qualified for the position.

Qualifying for the November 3, elections ends this Friday. You can view a full list of all candidates in every race at geauxvote.com.