Marcantel wins the post of judge of the municipal court of Baton Rouge with 61% of the votes | Elections


Longtime criminal defense attorney Carson Marcantel, who is also a former local prosecutor, won a seat in Baton Rouge city court on Saturday, beating attorney Terrel “TK” Kent in a special election.

Full but unofficial reports show that Marcantel received around 61% of the vote.

Longtime criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Carson Marcantel says he’s the most experienced second-round candidate for a Baton Rou …

Marcantel will replace Judge Chris Hester, who won the Baton Rouge State Circuit 1 Court of Appeals election last year. The mandate expires at the end of 2024.

The 59-year-old Republican got 44% of the vote in last month’s primary, and Kent, 36 and Democrat, got 34%. Lawyer Whitney Higginbotham Greene, who ran as a “non-party” candidate, was also in the race.

East Baton Rouge Parish subway councilor Erika Green beat her fellow lawyer Natalie Tellis Robertson on Saturday night for the right to practice …

Marcantel previously worked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney’s Office, where Kent is now employed. He said his experience had made him more qualified.

Kent said ahead of the election his experience, including 6.5 years as a prosecutor, had been to his advantage and the court would be given a new face.


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