Rachael Johnson has won election to the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
Johnson defeated "Suzy" Monterro in the general election on Saturday by capturing 56% of the vote. Johnson received 16.334 votes while Montero collected 14,152.
The new judge has been a senior staff attorney for Hartford Insurance. Her professional experience also includes work as an intern for Civil District Court Clerk Dale Atkins and a clerk for former Civil District Court Judge Nadine Ramsey who now serves on the New Orleans City Council.
Johnson holds a B.A. in psychology from Spelman College, an M.S.W. from Smith College, and a law degree from Tulane University.
The 40-year-old is the daughter of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson. She assumes the seat that former Civil District Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods left when she won election last year to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.