OUR ENDORSEMENTS IN THE NOV. 13 PRIMARY

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STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 102
DELISHA BOYD 

Delisha Boyd has the experience, desire, and affiliations to arrive in Baton Rouge ready to work on day one for the people of District 102. She is our choice in this race. 

MAYOR
LATOYA CANTRELL

Mayor LaToya Cantrell has fought for the people of New Orleans–-from getting the City its fair share in sales tax dollars, to putting culture bearers in a position to partake in the economic largess created by their impact on the hospitality industry to fighting a pandemic, even when it has meant taking heat for unpopular decisions that protected the health and wellbeing of all New Orleanians. The Mayor has rolled up her sleeves and put skin in the game. There is no one better equipped to continue leading New Orleans for the next four years.

ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF
MARLIN GUSMAN

Marlin Gusman has our vote. The work he has done during the last 16 years to transform the parish prison is commendable. His office voluntarily submitted to a federal consent decree designed to improve conditions and the jail. Moreover, the Sheriff has continued to have a larger impact on New Orleans through a variety of community outreach efforts.

ORLEANS PARISH ASSESSOR
ERROLL WILLIAMS

There is no other candidate in this race with the experience of Erroll Williams. He understands the work of the office and we believe he is dedicated to working with other elected officials to improve outcomes for the property owners across the city.

ORLEANS PARISH CLERK OF CRIMINAL DISTRiCT COURT
DARREN LOMBARD

Darren Lombard served for six years as a deputy clerk of Criminal District Court before being elected to the Second City Court Clerk’s Office. It is the experience that we believe puts him ahead in this race. That, along with the work he has done to organize and modernize the Second City Court Clerk’s Office, make him our choice.

CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE, DIV. 1
HELENA MORENO

Helena Moreno has worked hard on behalf of the people of New Orleans. She has our endorsement in this race. Nonetheless, we applaud Kenneth Cutno’s innovation and passion and we hope that serious consideration is given to opportunities to directly and significantly impact the lives of residents using all and any available resources.

CITY COUNCIL At-LARGE, DIV-2
JP MORRELL

The people of New Orleans deserve council leaders that will fight for them. JP Morrell will bring experience, passion, and a willingness to serve the people to this seat. He is our choice.

CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT A
JOE GIARRUSSO

We believe Joe Giarrusso has served the residents of District A well while also working with his colleagues on the City Council to address the issues that residents across the city face. 

CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT B
JAY BANKS OR LESLI HARRIS

We appreciate Jay Bank’s experience. We also like Lesli Harris’ passion and fresh idea. We endorse them both in this race.

CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT C
FREDDIE KING, III
Freddie King III is the type of new leadership District C and New Orleans, in general, needs. Although this is his first time seeking an elected post, King is familiar with District C and its needs, formerly serving as the director of constituent services for the office. We believe he is ready for this next step. We were also impressed by the ideas presented by businessman Alonzo Knox and look forward to seeing him continue his path in public service.

CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT D
EUGENE GREEN

Experience is everything! And that is what Eugene Green brings. He has a strong educational background and possesses vast experience, especially as it relates to economic development. He served as the executive assistant to Mayor Marc Morial for economic development and as chief of staff for Louisiana’s Second Congressional District. He understands government and how it works at its highest levels. That makes him the right choice in this race. He is OUR choice!

CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT E
CYNDI NGUYEN OR OLIVER THOMAS

Again, experience matters! Cyndi Nguyen and Oliver Thomas, both, would hit the ground running for District E and work hard to bring the resources that this long-neglected community needs for its residents. Cyndi Nguyen has worked hard for those she represents during her first term in office. Meanwhile, we know Oliver Thomas. We believe in him, and we are certain that the people of District E would benefit from his leadership, as well. To us, the voters of District E would make a solid choice in either of these two.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1
NO

This amendment would remove the collection of sales and use tax from local governments and to the state. That doesn’t work for New Orleans. Our city and all of the agencies that operate within it and depend on sales tax revenue cannot be at the will and whim of some, as of yet, unformed and unelected state commission when it comes to getting the money they need to provide services to residents.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2
NO

This amendment would reform (reduce) individual corporate and income taxes for residents in Louisiana. But the fact is it doe not do enough for the state’s poorest residents. Individual income tax filers probably would not even notice a difference if their net income is less than $50,000 for single filers or less than $100,000 for joint filers. Meanwhile, the state has one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation–a fact that disproportionately burdens the poor. It’s time for state leaders to look for real and permanent solutions to funding the state budget.  

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3
NO

This amendment would allow levee boards to collect up to a 5-mill property tax for flood and hurricane protection without voter approval. We believe flood protection and hurricane protection are important. We also believe that residents across the state understand their importance. So if a levee board wants to raise taxes, they need to bring it before the people for a vote.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 4
NO

This amendment would allow for the transfer of dedicated funds to address a state budget deficit. We say no because exactly what happens, which dedicated funds get transferred will be based on who is in the state legislature at any given time. Again, i’s time for state leaders to look for real and permanent solutions to funding the state budget.