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Tue July 31, 2012
Jefferson Parish judge race on Nov. ballot
Voters in parts of Jefferson Parish will go to the polls during the Nov. 6 primary to elect a replacement for Judge Patrick McCabe of the 24th Judicial District Court. McCabe, who was elected to his first term in 1987, will retire Dec. 31.
The Times-Picayune reports Gov. Bobby Jindal set the special election after the 66-year-old McCabe, of Metairie, announced his retirement in June.
Qualifying is Aug. 15-17. If needed, the runoff would be Dec. 8.
McCabe is the longest-serving member on the 16-judge state bench in the Jefferson Parish Courthouse in Gretna. The judges preside over criminal and civil cases, including domestic matters.