Lynelle Johnson qualifies for Justice of Peace, 3rd Justice Court election

Lynelle Johnson qualifying on Wednesday at Clerk of Court’s office

Lynelle Johnson has qualified for the October 9 election for Justice of the Peace, 3rd Justice Court.  Johnson, a member of Ascension’s Republican Party Executive Committee, is a resident of St. Amant.  Garnering 49.3% of the vote on November 3, 2020, Johnson just missed winning the position rendered vacant when her electoral opponent chose not to assume the 3rd Justice Court duties in January.

“We ran a hard race last year, focused exclusively on the Justice of the Peace’s unique duties.  I believed then, as I do now, that I was the better candidate,” Johnson reflected upon last year’s “close call.  Nothing has changed and I intend to earn the trust of every voter in the district.”

A business owner and longtime community volunteer, Lynelle Johnson’s Ascension roots run deep.  Her professional experience and field of knowledge are well-suited to the cases and controversies handled by any Justice of the Peace.

“I’m trained in the civil law and I understand the procedural requirements to run the Justice Court, keeping in mind that it is a court of law where every individual’s rights must be respected,” Johnson said.  “What might seem like small potatoes to a powerhouse attorney is vitally important to every person appearing before a Justice of the Peace.  I understand that concept and will always treat every citizen with respect and courtesy.”

Evictions, contractual disputes with jurisdiction up to $5,000…

“There are no small claims in a small claims court, not to the people involved,” Lynelle Johnson assured.  “I am the best candidate to represent the citizens of the 3rd Justice Court and humbly ask for your vote.”

Election Day is October 9.  Early Voting begins on September 25, ending on October 2.

 

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