See here her Linkedin profile.
She has a BS in Finance and Accounting from Louisiana Tech, and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
From the minutes of the 10/26/15 meeting:
The president called for public comments. Ms. Linda Devine thanked the jury for their work in amending the parish road ordinance. She asked about the purpose of the agenda item to appropriate $50,000 to the Town of Jonesboro. Members of the jury stated that the appropriation was for emergency repairs to the town’s infrastructure.
Motion Mr. Garrett seconded Ms. Monroe to appropriate $50,000 to the Town of Jonesboro from the General Fund. The president called for a roll call vote.
Motion Mr. Treadway seconded Mr. Bryant to table action on the proposed appropriation until the mayor submitted a letter detailing the use of the funds. Motion carried with Ms. Monroe and Mr. Garrett voting nay.
Fourth Judicial (Morehouse, Ouachita Parishes) Division G Judge Carl Sharp’s ruling last August on a motion that he be recused in Palowski v Cork was not valid. Sharp had ruled that he would not recuse himself, even though all the other judges in the district had done so.
Once a motion for recusal is made, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said, the judge that is the subject of the motion cannot rule upon himself, and that another judge must hear the motion.
See here the Zach Parker story in the 10/29/15 Ouachita Citizen.
On a motion by Jackson Parish Police Jury’s Chuck Garrett (Ward 6), and seconded by Lynn Treadway (Ward 7), an agenda item to restore a pay cut for jurors instituted two years ago was tabled unanimously at last night’s meeting of the jury.
As the situation now stands, monthly pay for each juror will be cut to $600/month, effective 1/11/16. That action was taken at the 12/16/13 meeting, almost two years ago.
Presently, jurors are paid $1,200/month, with the president’s pay set at $1,350/month.
Last night’s activity comes right after last Saturday’s election that saw four of the seven jury seats settled, but with three others to be decided in a Saturday, November 21 runoff election.
Elected without opposition last Saturday were Eddie Langston (Ward 2), and Maxie Monroe (Ward 5). Todd Culpepper (Ward 1) bested his opponent Tom Goss, 477 to 419. Goss had previously served as Ward 1 juror.
Also winning outright in Ward 6 was Regina Rowe over Rod Potts, Jr., 287 to 234. Incumbent Chuck Garrett didn’t seek reelection.
To be decided are:
Ward 3 – Amy McGee (Incumbent) vs Allen Lindsay
Ward 4 – Billy Bryant (Incumbent) vs Johnny McCarty
Ward 7 – Lynn Treadway (Incumbent) vs Rodney Potts
All the incumbent Lincoln Parish Police Jurors who were opposed in yesterday’s election were re-elected. Annette Straughter was elected in District 12.
Charles Owens IV – 260 (45%)
Theresa Wyatt – 317 (55%)
Larry Gipson – 149 (41%)
Hazel Hunter – 214 (59%)
Roy Glover – 309 (43%)
Walter Pullen – 415 (57%)
Tim Babcock – 529 (45%)
Jody Backus – 645 (55%)
Rodney Bagwell – 199 (24%)
Skip Russell – 627 (76%)
Claire Givens – 215 (47%)
Annette Straughter – 243 (53%)
Mack Calhoun – 2,443 (47%)
Jack Clampit – 2,746 (53%)
Clampit campaigned on the hot button issue of water quality for West Ouachita Parish. Residents have had issues with brown water from Greater Ouachita Water Company.
Judge Ad Hoc Jerome Barbera, a retired judge from the 17th Judicial (Lafourche Parish) District who is presiding over the case Palowsky v Campbell, was once sued ten years ago in federal court for allegedly violating an individual’s civil rights in a divorce case.
Plaintiff Keith Labat, himself an attorney at the time, alleged that Barbera, among other things:
…had numerous ex parte conversations with plaintiff’s former spouse’s attorney to fabricate numerous stories of plaintiff’s having a drug and alcohol problem in order to give plaintiff’s former spouse preferential custody treatment from the divorce proceedings.
Another judge from the district, John LeBlanc, was also named in the lawsuit.
See here the documents from that lawsuit:
Labat was later charged with and pled guilty to felony theft, forger, and issuing worthless checks.
He claimed the two judges froze his bank accounts and left him unable to manage his finances.
In 2008, Labat was disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
In the suit now at hand, Palowski alleges that Campbell destroyed court documents in another civil case (Palowski v Cork), and that several Fourth Judicial District judges covered up her wrongdoing.