The slate of candidates for secretary of state and two local judicial seats got a little more crowded Thursday on an otherwise quiet second day of filing for the Oct. 2 open primary elections.
Joining the race for secretary of state were Republicans Sammy Kershaw of Lafayette and Melanie J. McKnight of Baton Rouge.
Richard Exnicios, a Democrat, became the third candidate seeking a seat on the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Meanwhile, Veronica E. Henry and Angela C. Imbornone, both Democrats, joined the race for the Section C seat on First City Court.
Filing will end Friday.