Traffic Court Judge Mark Shea announced his re-election campaign with the endorsement of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, Sheriff Marlin Gusman and another 20 major endorsements.
Judge Shea will be seeking his second-term as Traffic Court Judge, Section C. Judge Shea has practiced law for nearly 30 years and was elected in 2009 to serve the unexpired term of Judge Paul Bonin who was elected to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.
“Fairness, honesty, decency, clear instruction, a reasonable voice…these are the things people are expecting from this court. I am a people’s judge,” he said.
A recent report by the New Orleans Inspector General found that 70 percent of all cases heard at Traffic Court are before Judge Shea.
Other endorsements for his candidacy include Councilmembers Jared Brossett, Susan Guidry, Nadine Ramsey and Jason Williams; Clerks of Court Dale Atkins and Arthur Morrell; State Legislators Neil Abramson, Jeff Arnold, Wesley Bishop, A.G. Crowe, David Heitmeier, Walt Leger, Joseph Lopinto, Nick Lorusso, Danny Martiny, J.P. Morrell; and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand.
Additional endorsements include First City Court Constable Lambert Boissiere Jr., District Attorney Joel Chaisson II, First City Court Clerk Ellen Hazeur, Second City Clerk of Court Darren Lombard, Sheriff Randy Seal, and Constable Ed Shorty.
Mr. Shea said he will continue to be an advocate for improving court efficiency and courtesy, and for partnerships and programs which reduce recidivism for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
He is a member of Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association, the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association, the Italian American Bar Association, the Brother Martin High School Alumni Association, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Emerald Society. He is married and has two daughters.