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|Clark qualifies for Supreme Court race|
4th Judicial District Court Judge Marcus Clark qualified Wednesday in Baton Rouge for the Oct. 17 special election to fill a void on the state Supreme Court.
Clark will face Jimmy Faircloth. Both men are Republicans.
Clark, of West Monroe, was first elected to 4th Judicial District Court in 1996. Prior to that, he served as an assistant district attorney in the 4th Judicial District Attorney's office. Before he earned his law degree at LSU, Clark was a law enforcement officer.
"I was persuaded to run by the business community as well as the majority of district attorneys and sheriffs from the 20-parish Supreme Court district," Clark said.
Faircloth is an attorney from Pineville who recently stepped down as Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive counsel to run for the Supreme Court. Before he became Jindal's executive counsel, Faircloth was in private practice in Rapides Parish.
Clark and Faircloth hope to succeed Justice Chet Traylor of Winnsboro. Traylor represented District 4 of the Supreme Court from 1996 until earlier this year. Traylor resigned from the bench in late May to pursue a career in private practice.
However, Traylor acknowledged a few weeks ago he was considering opposing U.S. Sen. David Vitter for the Republican nomination in the 2010 Senate race. Vitter will seek his second term in the Senate next year.
Meanwhile, a prominent polling firm, Market Research Insight, conducted a poll on the 4th District Supreme Court race in late June. The poll sampled some 400 likely voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percent.
Among the findings in the poll included a snapshot of the public's attitude toward Clark having been sanctioned by the Supreme Court several years ago for the timeliness in which he handled his caseload.
Clark told the Downtown Monroe Rotary Club in May the Supreme Court sanction prompted him and other judges at 4th Judicial District Court to implement reforms to expedite the handling of criminal court cases.
Some 65 percent of the respondents to Market Research's poll said Clark's sanction "makes no difference/uncertain." Fourteen percent of the respondents said they would vote against Clark because of the sanction.
Some 63 percent of the respondents said they would vote for Clark because of his efforts to expedite the handling of cases at district court. Six percent said they would not vote for Clark. Some 31 percent said his work to help expedite cases at district court "makes no difference/uncertain."