Opponent disqualified, C. Denise Marcelle to serve another House term

Opponent disqualified, C. Denise Marcelle to serve another House term
A judge has ruled that one of two candidates in the race for Louisiana House District 61 will be disqualified. With that ruling, the incumbent, C. Denise Marcelle, will automatically serve another term. (Source: house.louisiana.gov)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Amy Marie Pollard, one of two candidates to enter the race for Louisiana House District 61, has been disqualified from the race.

The incumbent, C. Denise Marcelle, will now automatically serve another term.

Three residents of District 61 filed a lawsuit saying Pollard does not live in the district and, therefore, is not legally eligible to run.

Judge Wilson Fields heard the case last Friday and ruled that Pollard does not reside in District 61 and should be disqualified. Pollard had until Tuesday night to appeal and did not do so.

Copy of Judge Wilson Fields ruling in District 61 race
Copy of Judge Wilson Fields ruling in District 61 race (Source: WAFB)

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