Guidry, Hughes head to Supreme Court runoff
BATON ROUGE - John Michael Guidry and Jeff Hughes have advanced to a Dec. 8 runoff in the race to fill Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball's seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Guidry and Hughes were the leading vote-getters among eight candidates for the 5th Supreme Court District seat in Tuesday's election.
The victor will serve out the rest of Kimball's term, which expires in 2018.
Kimball, who suffered a stroke in January 2010, is retiring in January. She will be replaced as chief justice by Justice Bernette Johnson.
Guidry is a Democrat; Hughes in a Republican. Both are judges in the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal.
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