Bartholomew earns endorsements from conservative groups in Orleans Parish race

Alejandro de los Rios Sep. 15, 2011, 3:00pm

Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has earned endorsements from the Greater New Orleans Republicans and the Regular Democratic Organization, according to Bartholomew's campaign.

The announcement came yesterday and included a quote from Brett Bonin of the Orleans Parish School Board showing his support for Bartholomew.

"Regina is the most qualified and experienced candidate," Bonin, a Republican, said. "She has all of the personal and professional qualities we look for in a first-rate judge."

Bartholomew is seeking the seat vacated by Judge Rosemary Ledet who was recently elected to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ellen Hazeur will be going up against Bartholomew for the judgeship.

Hazeur served two terms as a New Orleans City Councilwoman and has served as the First City Court Clerk since 2001. Hazeur also serves on the Orleans Levee District Board of Levee Commissioners.

Bartholomew is also a former New Orleans City Council member and a former candidate for Louisiana's 2nd U.S. Congressional District.

A 1999 graduate of the Loyola University School of Law, Bartholomew has served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of the Solicitor in Dallas and served as general counsel for the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

Bartholomew has received endorsements from U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-2), Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, Orleans Parish Seriff Marlin Gusman and several other Parish officials since she announced her candidacy in July.

The New Orleans CityB usiness newspaper named Bartholomew a recipient of a 2011 Leadership in Law Award.

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