Jan. 3, 2017 05:50 PM
The open seat on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal being vacated by state Supreme Court Justice-elect Jimmy Genovese is starting to shape up — beginning with a quick exit from Judge John Trahan, who was expected to run.
Susan Theall

The field now has two new maybe-candidates, including former 15th Judicial District Court Judge Susan Theall and Roger Hamilton Jr., and assistant district attorney in the 15th.

Already announced with a campaign staff is Candyce Perret, a Lafayette attorney and small business owner.

But the most interesting twist in this developing race comes courtesy of state Sen. Jonathan Perry, R-Abbeville, whose name was included in a recent telephone poll.

Perry says he was not involved in the poll, although he is being encouraged to consider the race.

“Which is always very humbling,” he adds, “but I’m not seeking that vacant seat. I’m happy to continue my representation of Senate District 26.”

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