BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Jen Racca is running to fill a vacancy on the 19th Judicial District Court seat.

The March 26 special election is to fill the seat vacated by Judge William Morvant.

“After much prayer and discussion with my family, I’m excited to announce my candidacy for the 19th Judicial District Court,” said Racca. “I’m running to help restore public confidence in our judicial system and uphold the values our community expects of the judge who sits in this critical seat.”

Racca was appointed to represent District 12 on the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council in January 2020 and was later elected.