Judge Jay Caraway, first elected from Bossier and other North Louisiana Parishes in 1996, announces that he will seek re-election this fall to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal.
Upon graduating from LSU Law School in 1980, Judge Caraway and his wife, Sandra, have made their home in Bossier City. He and Sandra raised 3 sons, Jacob, Harper and Clayton, and proudly educated them in the Bossier Parish Schools. The Caraways have been active members of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Judge Caraway’s civic involvement has been as a Bossier City Lions Club member, where he is a past president and currently serves on the board of directors. He has worked with the local bar associations and mentored young lawyers in the local American Inn of Court.
Judge Caraway is a rural property owner with land in north Bossier Parish near the Red River, where he and his sons enjoy hunting and fishing. Judge Caraway is a past member of the planning committee for Benton Ducks Unlimited.
Since 1996, Judge Caraway has decided as a court member approximately 2500 appeals of cases from 20 parishes across North Louisiana, including Bossier Parish. He was honored in 2011 by the Louisiana Supreme Court by his appointment as the only state appellate judge on the Louisiana Judiciary Commission, and served 4 years on that ethics review body for all Louisiana judges. In 2015, Judge Caraway was invited by his alma mater, the LSU Law School, to teach senior law students during the fall semester. Judge Caraway is a member of the LSU Law School Hall of Fame.
“My experiences with the people of North Louisiana, and particularly my family and friends in Bossier Parish, have been most important to me in deciding appeals in the past 20 years,” Judge Caraway stated. “The election is on November 8, and I ask all voters to consider my record and experience in deciding this important election and to review the endorsements from the legal community of North Louisiana at www.JudgeJayCaraway.com.”