Aiello-Stahl, Stinson square off in race for 26th Judicial Court Judge

Aiello-Stahl, Stinson square off in race for 26th Judicial Court Judge

BOSSIER Town, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Voters in Bossier and Webster parishes will decide on a new 26th Judicial Court Choose on Saturday, March 26.

Allie Aiello Stahl and Doug Stinson are on the ballot to swap Judge Charles Jacobs, who stepped down to come to be City Legal professional for Bossier City when Mayor Tommy Chandler took office environment in July 2021.

The two Stinson and Stahl are Republicans and at the moment assistant district lawyers in the Bossier-Webster District Attorney’s Place of work.

Stahl delivers a decade’s really worth of courtroom encounter to the desk.   

“I’ve tried using quite a few misdemeanor and felony bench trials in our district court docket. I have also successfully argued a case in the Louisiana Supreme Court, which strengthened our sex offender registration necessities,” Stahl said.

Stinson has been in the courtroom for 14 decades. In addition to serving as an ADA 26th Judicial District, he is the Town Attorney for Benton and serves as in-house counsel at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Business office.

“I have a large amount of distinct jury trails. Specifically murder circumstances, rape instances, attempted murders and I’m heading to keep on to be tricky on violent crime,“ Stinson mentioned.

These trials earned Stinson endorsements from the Bossier Parish Sheriff, Bossier Town Marshall, and some others involved with legislation enforcement.

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Stahl has taken a various method with what she calls an “Integrity Pledge.”

Stahl states the pledge implies no endorsements from politicians and outside the house influences.

“I believe that that I will be able to be reasonable and neutral. There will be no visual appeal, even, that I have any sort of favoritism in direction of anybody. I’ll just be honest and impartial and choose instances centered on what you should decide instances on, which is the legislation, facts, and our constitution.”

If elected, Stahl would be the 1st female decide in the historical past of the 26th Judicial District, which addresses Bossier and Webster parishes.

Despite the fact that she could be the first female decide in people two parishes, it is not the foundation of Allie’s campaign or even her hopes for her legacy.

“I really don’t want any one to think that I would ask anyone to vote for me just due to the fact I’m a feminine. Which is not what I’m executing. I am a experienced feminine. But I do imagine that I will be able to bring an extra standpoint to our judicial court that we have hardly ever experienced ahead of.”

And if Stinson is elected, he wishes his legacy to be fairness the courtroom.

“I would want my legacy to be that I applied the regulation as written, that I was fair to every person that entered the courtroom, my courtroom was colorblind, and justice was for all people that entered the courtroom,” he reported.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and near at 8 p.m. on election working day.

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