While the judicial cycle has come around to tag
onto this time the presidential contest, state and local races in Caddo Parish
have a bit of intrigue that will reveal the power of partisan perceptions.
Every six years all state district court and some
appellate court jobs come open. Additionally, local justice of the peace,
constable, and many municipal judgeships also are contested. Thus, every other
time they compete with the presidential race, in contrast to only House
contests (and Senate races two out of every three times).
Regardless, Bossier Parish and Bossier City, the
land of the super-apathetic citizenry, displayed its typical slate of nearly-universal
uncontested, Republican-incumbent contests. None of the six 26th
District (the district also incorporates Webster Parish) divisions had anything
but a GOP incumbent running, nor did Republican District Attorney Schuyler
Marvin pick up an opponent.