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Richey asks for recount in judge's race

2 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago November 07, 2014 Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 07 2014 November 07, 2014 4:23 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Richey filed a request this week for a recount of early and absentee ballots in the race for her seat.

According to results from the Secretary of State's Office Richey failed to hold on to her seat. The results showed EBR prosecutor Adam Haney captured 50.38 percent of the vote, just enough to avoid a runoff.

Members of Richey's re-election campaign, "Friends of Judge Kathleen Richey", said they would take on all costs for the recount.

"We intend to pursue this initial review to its logical conclusion and in an expedited fashion," said Joshua Paul Melder, legal counsel to the group.

Richey was first elected to the juvenile court in 1990. Haney has been a prosecutor with the EBR District Attorney's office for the past seven years.

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