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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Theriot wins appeals court judge seat

Theriot wins appeals court judge seat

Republican candidate Mitch Theriot, of Raceland, was elected to serve as a state appeals court judge Saturday by more than 3,000 votes.

The Nicholls State University professor and former state representative beat out District Judge William C. DuPont, a Democrat from Plaquemine, for the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal''s Division B seat.

With all 455 precincts reporting, Theriot had 25,793 votes to DuPont’s 22,783 votes. Theriot carried 53 percent of the vote to DuPont''''s 47 percent.

Theriot will replace Judge Jimmy Gaidry, 70, of Bourg, who wasn''t eligible for another term because of age restrictions.