Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has added the AFL-CIO to a long list of endorsers and leads her opponent in a recent poll.
Bartholomew's campaign announced the endorsement shortly after it announced that she leads opponent Ellen Hazeur by 10 points in a poll conducted by Metairie-based Multi Quest International.
In a head-to-head matchup, the poll indicated that Bartholomew leads Hazeur 35% to 25% among voters polled. Bartholomew also has 61% name recognition compared to 51% for Hazeur.
The poll was conducted by John Grimm from Sept. 6-8 and has a 3.5% margin for error, Bartholomew's campaign said.
The AFL-CIO endorsement is the latest in a long line of high-profile support Bartholomew has received since announcing her candidacy.
She recently earned endorsements from conservative groups the Greater New Orleans Republicans and the Regular Democratic Organization.
Bartholomew and Hazeur seeking the seat vacated by Judge Rosemary Ledet who was recently elected to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The election takes place Oct. 22.
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 City Business newspaper named Bartholomew a recipient of a 2011 Leadership in Law Award.