Results continue to roll in for the three contested seats on the 24th Judicial District Court bench in Jefferson Parish.
In Division O, where 35 of 82 precincts have reported:
Family lawyer Danyelle Taylor leads with 34 percent of the vote, followed by Harahan Magistrate Judge Thomas Anzelmo with 28 percent, West Bank trial attorney Frank Buck with 20 percent and former prosecutor and public defender John Sudderth with 18 percent .
In Division G, where 12 of 29 precincts have reported:
Former Jefferson Parish law clerk Adrian Adams leads with 56 percent, followed by former Jefferson Parish assistant district attorney Angel Varnado with 32 percent and former Ouachita Parish law clerk Theresa Miles with 12 percent.
A runoff, if necessary for either race, will be held Dec. 6.
Judge Robert Pitre in Division G and Judge Ross LaDart in Division O have reached the mandatory age limit and will retire.
In Division F, where 119 of 160 precincts have reported:
Judge Michael Mentz has a healthy lead over Juan Labadie, a Gretna lawyer who qualified to run after Mentz found him in contempt in a child-custody case.
Mentz has 78 percent of the vote to Labadie’s 22 percent.
Labadie accuses Mentz being unfair toward him and altering a transcript in the case — an accusation Mentz denies — and says he shouldn’t be on the bench.
Follow Chad Calder on Twitter @Chad_Calder