Saturday is a big day for voters in Bossier and Webster Parishes. Not only will congressional candidates be selected in closed primaries, but we will choose between Judge Dewey Burchett and Michael Craig for judge.
The closed primaries have confused some people. Since Judge Burchett and Mr. Craig are of opposite parties and are the only candidates, there is no need for a primary. You may vote across party lines in the judge's race, although in the congressional races, you can vote only for those candidates of your party.
This means that Saturday is your final vote for judge and that the person with the most votes will win outright. I have heard some confusion over this and hope that it is clarified for our readers.
Judge Dewey Burchett has served the people of Bossier and Webster Parishes for the last twenty years.
He currently teaches seminars on legal subjects to judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers. Judge Burchett has been married for 41 years to his wife Pat. The Burchetts have two sons and a granddaughter.
Judge Burchett understands public service for what it should be. He is an upstanding individual, an extremely capable Judge, and is deserving of our support to continue in that capacity.
Re-elect Judge Burchett.