Mike Nerren has a Facebook page up, but it is lacking in biographical information. Nerren is an assistant DA and has a successful law practice. I’m sure more information will be available online as the race develops.
Nerren should have the advantage in fundraising. In addition to having the support of the DA’s crowd he also is supported by Mayor Lo Walker, City Marshal Lynn Austin and a couple of councilmen, as well as some heavy hitting political contributors.
Whit Graves is a Bossier City attorney who has experience in law enforcement (as a state trooper), as an ADA and as a defense attorney. Graves will have a website and more public exposure soon.
Judge John Slattery already has a website up as well as a Facebook page. Judge Slattery says “I understand that my decisions affect people’s lives, and I take that responsibility very seriously. As a juvenile drug court judge, I take pride in the young people that we were able to assist who are now happy, productive citizens rather than an unhappy burden on society.”
His professional qualifications are listed on the website.
- Appointed as Judge Pro Tem: 26th Judicial District Court
- Appointed as Judge Pro Tem: Bossier City Court
- 12 Years Springhill City Court Judge
- 10 Years Juvenile Drug Court Judge
- 2012 Member of Board of Governors — LA Judicial College
- Louisiana City Judges Association — President- 2009-2010
- National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
- Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
- 15 years Assistant District Attorney—26th Judicial District Court Bossier and Webster Parishes
- 29 Years of Civil Practice at McConnell & Slattery
- Louisiana City Attorneys Association — President: 1989-1990
- Former President of Webster Parish Bar Association
- Member of Bossier and Webster Bar Association
- Serves on the Bar Association Client Assistance Fund Committee
- Member of House of Delegates for Louisiana Bar Association 1987-2010
- Legal Counsel for North Webster Parish Industrial District
- Former Law Clerk for the 1st Judicial District Court
- Former Member of Board of Directors of Northwest Louisiana Legal Services
We’ll keep you posted from time to time.As I said, it is a long time until the election this fall and these candidates all have plenty of time to get their message out to the people. This could be a very interesting election, particularly if Judge Slattery can carry Webster Parish by a large margin.