Baton Rouge Judge Chip Moore signs qualifying papers from hospital

Judge Chip Moore signs qualifying papers from hospital

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) -19th Judicial District Court Judge Richard “Chip” Moore, who is currently in the hospital battling the coronavirus, signed his qualifying forms to run for re-election Thursday, Aug. 6.

The 55-year-old has been at Our Lady of the Lake since July 2 and was in critical condition. However, Moore was able to sign his papers Thursday and is now doing physical therapy, according to his campaign manager.

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Two weeks ago, Moore’s campaign team filed a petition asking to sign the papers for him for the Nov. 3 election.

Moore has been a district judge since April 2005.

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