[StBernard] Court clerk seeking new term

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Tue Aug 21 21:06:39 EDT 2007

So Ms.Lena was working in the Clerk of Court office alllll those years
without pay? I remember her there handling everything since I was a kid in
the 60's. Now that is dedication or did she want to keep an eye on "Big"
Sidney? Ha! But seriously, this lady has to be admired for her spunk and
longevity and here's wishing a long life for her.


Court clerk seeking new term
Torres has held office since 1988 Saturday, August 18, 2007St. Bernard
Lena R. Torres is seeking re-election to the clerk of court's office in St.
Bernard Parish.

The election is Oct. 20.

Torres was first elected to the post in 1988.

Under her direction, Torres said, the clerk of court's office is one of the
most efficient in Louisiana and keeps pace with technology to better serve

In her campaign announcement, Torres said the office has no work backlog and
maintains a "same-day service" policy. As a member of the Louisiana Clerks
of Court Association, Torres said she has worked for court modernization and

Torres's announcement lists a number of civic organizations of which she is
or has been a member, including the St. Bernard Society for Crippled
Children, the Professional Women's Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Los
Islenos Cultural and Heritage Society.

Torres, 86, of Chalmette, is a widow. She has two children.

Not wanting to pick on Lena, but how many of these civic organizations did
she actively participate in?

Way too many politicians use them just as a way to pad their resumes.


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