Benjamin Bates Data News Weekly Contributor
Orleans Parish Voters will head back to the polls on August 15, 2020 to cast their ballot in the run-off election. Voters will decide who will occupy the position of Judge of First City Court.
This seat handles eviction cases, civil lawsuits with claims up to $25,000 and small claims up to $5000.
As are all races, this is an important race, but as the City continues to face the potential eviction crisis amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic this seat takes on even more significance.
The two candidates vying for the seat are Marissa Hutabarat, who placed first in the primary and Sara Lewis, both are Democrats.
Data News Weekly in its role as “The People’s Paper” is encouraging all to go out and vote.