Louisiana State Rep. Hunter Greene will unseat longtime family court judge Annette Lassalle, as current election results show him carrying more than 67 percent of the vote with just a few precincts left to report unofficial results.
Rumors flared up earlier this year that Lassalle would retire, but she then pursued re-election and told The Advocate that campaigning renewed her energy. The retirement rumors sparked Greene to seek her judge’s seat, which hurt their friendship in the process, Lassalle told The Advocate.
Both Greene and Lassalle listed domestic violence as one of their top concerns in the judge’s race, while Greene said he became interested in family law after working on a custody case.
“I’ve seen children grow up in bad situations, and I feel like as a judge I can make a difference in a child’s life,” Greene previously told The Advocate.