Regina Bartholomew, a candidate for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division B bench, has received an endorsement from the Alliance for Good Government, making it the fourth endorsement she's received in the past week.
Bartholomew has also received endorsements from the AFL-CIO and conservative groups the Greater New Orleans Republicans and the Regular Democratic Organization.
The Alliance for Good Government's purpose "is to foster, protect and promote the welfare and interest of the citizens of the State of Louisiana by bringing together thinking citizens into an organization to promote public policies which benefit the New Orleans Metropolitan area, the State of Louisiana and the United States of America," the group's Web site indicates.
The Alliance's endorsements is among the most highly coveted in Louisiana.
Bartholomew and Ellen Hazeur are 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.
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