John Guidry

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John Guidry
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Court Information:
Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal
Title:   Judge
Position:   5th District
Salary:  $149,000
Active:   1997-2020
Past position:   Louisiana State Senator
Past term:   1993-1997
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Louisiana State University, 1983
Law School:   Southern University Law Center, 1987
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Louisiana
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  November 6, 2012
Primary vote:  27.5%ApprovedA
Election date:  December 8, 2012
Election vote:  47.2%DefeatedD

John M. Guidry is a judge on the Louisiana Court of Appeal First Circuit. He represent the Second District. He was elected to this position in October of 1997 and re-elected in 2002 and 2010. His current term ends in 2020.[1]


Judge Guidry is a 1983 graduate of LSU and a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of Southern University Law Center.[1]


Judge Guidry formerly served as a legislative assistant to the Honorable Joseph A. Delpit. He also served as the assistant clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives and an assistant parish attorney.

In 1991, Judge Guidry was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives and to the State Senate in 1993 as Senator for District 14. He was elected to his current position as a Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in October 1997. Guidry was elected to a second term in 2002 while teaching appellate advocacy and legal writing classes at Southern University Law Center.[1]



Guidry ran for the seat of retiring Chief Justice Catherine Kimball on the Louisiana Supreme Court, but was defeated by Jefferson Hughes in the December 8, 2012 runoff election. Guidry received 47.2% of the vote. Guidry previously received 27.5% of the vote in the eight-way general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][3][4][5][6]

See also: Louisiana judicial elections, 2012


  • Louisiana Democratic Party[7]

2010 election

See: Louisiana judicial elections, 2010

Guidry defeated Wilson Fields in the October election, receiving 59% of the vote.[8][1]

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