Bagneris, who ran in 2014 and came in second in a three-man race, say is he running so that he can help solve the city’s challenges.
“The soul of New Orleans is its people,” Bagneris said in a printed statement. “And, we have problems it is time to solve. Our children are leaving in droves because there is no opportunity here. Tourism is primarily a low wage industry. We should not allow ourselves to be a one-trick pony. This City has been blessed with too many resources to depend simply on tourism.
Bagneris has a long history of public service. In addition to serving as a judge for 20 years, he served as executive council to Mayor Dutch Morial from 1980 to 1986.
A graduate of St. Augustine High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School.