One-term incumbent Jared Brossett is cruising to an easy re-election Saturday against challenger Joel Jackson, according to complete but unofficial results from the Secretary of State's website.
What might have been a crowded field for one-term incumbent Jared Brossett's re-election bid…
WIth all 78 precincts reporting, Brossett had earned 80 percent of the 16,407 votes cast.
After four candidates qualified, the race looked as if it could be a contest. But one challenger was disqualified and a second, Thad Cossabone, said he was withdrawing, though his name remained on the ballot.
That left only Joel Jackson, who in an interview last month gave himself only a 22.5 percent chance of winning, and admitted that he was already looking at other ways to get involved in the community after the race.
Brossett focused his campaign on promises of economic development, a public safety and improved infrastructure. He also noted that short-term rentals are harming the "integrity" of certain neighborhoods, something he vowed to address.
He also said he would fight to narrow income inequality across New Orleans and said he was open to a revamp of the structure of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, including possibly putting council members back on the board.
District D includes areas from east of City Park to across the Industrial Canal including Gentilly, Dillard University and the University of New Orleans.