PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
APRIL 22, 2002
Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr, announced today that the Louisiana
Supreme Court has appointed the 15 members who will sit on
the newly established Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee.
According to Chief Justice Calogero, "The purpose of the committee
is to serve as a resource for judicial candidates, to assist
in educating judges and attorneys running for judicial office
about the Code of Judicial Conduct, and to help deter impermissible
judicial campaign conduct."
The Committee is comprised
of lawyers, retired judges, and citizens who are neither lawyers
nor judges. The initial appointments of Committee members
are for staggered terms; thereafter, members are appointed
for four year terms of office.
The Judicial Campaign
Oversight Committee members are: Father M. Jeffery Bayhi;
Herbert A. Cade; Dr. Christopher Cenac; Barry Erwin; Dr. Norman
Francis; Harry S. Hardin, III; Retired Judge Graydon K. Kitchens,
Jr., Committee Chair; Margaret A. "Peggy" LeBlanc; Retired
Justice Harry T. Lemmon; Lynn M. Luker; Dr. Romell J. Madison;
John B. Scofield; Retired Judge Fred Sexton, Jr.; Retired
Judge Melvin A. Shortess; and Christel C. Slaughter, Ph.D.
For more information,
a copy of the
rule and resolution
establishing the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee
is available on the Louisiana Supreme Court web site at www.lasc.org