East Baton Rouge Parish community: Today, longtime Attorney Joel G. Porter announces his decision to support former judicial opponent Eboni Johnson Rose for District Court Judge in the December 5, 2020 runoff election.
On November 3, 2020, primary election, Eboni Johnson Rose received 15,123 (49%), Quintillis Lawrence received 8,423 (27%), and Joel Porter trailed receiving 7,370 (24%) of the votes.
Porter made his decision today to support Eboni Johnson Rose for District Court Judge, “After speaking with both Quintillis and Eboni, I feel that Eboni is what our community needs right now. She comes from a pedigree of judges, and she has the work ethic and legal knowledge to make the impartial decisions we need as a judge,” said Porter.
Johnson Rose believes judges are to be held at the highest standard possible and that no outside influences should compel the position to do anything that conflicts with what the law says.
Johnson Rose has campaigned all year long on her plans to offer alternative sentences to incarceration for nonviolent offenders. “The State of Louisiana incarcerates persons at a disproportionate rate,” she said. Those sentencing alternatives would include community service and having youthful offenders obtain their GED. Johnson Rose also wants to partner with the community and technical colleges, saying youth often commit crimes “because of a lack of resources.”
Johnson Rose also wants to create a Domestic Violence Court. Johnson Rose believes, “By establishing these specialized courts, I hope to build safer communities for everyone in East Baton Rouge Parish.”
Porter wants his supporters to join him on December 5, 2020, and vote for Eboni Johnson Rose for Judge, Division K of the 19th Judicial District Court.
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