Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Qualifying week

Think of it as pre-season but for political candidates.

 NOLA.com is giving us roster updates.
11:25 a.m.: Frank Marullo came in to correct some paperwork. At 74, he's too old to run for another term as Criminal District Court Judge, according to the current state constitution, which sets the limit at 70.

However, Marullo was elected before the constitution was adopted in 1974, when the age limit was 75. In an interview this morning, he said that he should be grandfathered in and legally allowed to run again.

Furthermore, it's a question of morality, according to Marullo. Forcing judges to retire because of an age limit amounts to "ageism" he said. "This is 2014 not 1928."
Also DA Leon Cannizzaro is being challenged by Lon Burns and his rhyming slogan.
His unofficial campaign slogan: "You can't preach what you don't know, and you can't lead where you don't go."
Other exciting things happened. Yolanda King had trouble filling out a form, for example.  Many other candidates qualified.  Were you one of them?  Better check the list to make sure.

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