By: Clancy DuBos
Former State Rep. Glenn Ansardi of Kenner is running for a district court judgeship in Jefferson Parish in the fall elections. Ansardi seeks to succeed retiring Judge Kernan Skip Hand in Division H. Ansardi represented north Kenner in the state House of Representatives for 24 years and chaired the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee. He also sat on the Insurance, Health and Welfare, and House and Governmental Affairs committees. Ansardis announcement of candidacy cites his role in passing insurance and ethics reforms, tougher criminal laws, and bills focused on children, family law and adoption procedures. In addition to his legislative tenure, Ansardi says his experience includes service as a Judge Advocate General in the Louisiana National Guard, a magistrate and an assistant city attorney in Kenner. He recently received the Russell B. Long Legislative Service Award from the Louisiana Support Enforcement Association, a nonprofit that promotes enforcement of child and medical support orders statewide. The sub-district in which Ansardi will run is comprised of central and north Kenner, his old political base. The election will be held Oct. 4. So far, Ansardi is the only announced candidate for the post.