The second day of qualifying for the Nov. 4 elections in the New Orleans area was fairly quiet Thursday, with about 30 new names entered in races throughout the seven-parish area.
In Orleans Parish, Eugene Green joined the race to fill the 97th District seat in the state House of Representatives vacated by Jared Brossett, the open seat for district attorney in St. Bernard Parish found a candidate and the field of School Board hopefuls in Jefferson Parish and some of the River Parishes got a little more crowded.
Green, who lost the race for an at-large City Council seat to Stacy Head earlier this year, was the city’s economic development chief under former Mayor Marc Morial and also ran the New Orleans Regional Business Park in New Orleans East.
Joseph Bouie, the former chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans, qualified for the House seat Wednesday.
On the Jefferson Parish School Board, former member Eugene Katsanis qualified to face incumbent Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge in District 9. Both are Republicans.
Ricky Johnson and April Williams jumped into the District 2 race against Rickeem Jackson, while Democrat Deborah Armstrong and Libertarian Jo Ann Scott joined Republicans Melinda Doucet and Mark Jacobs in the District 7 race.
In St. Bernard, Perry Nicosia, a Democrat and until a few days ago a 34th Judicial District Court judge, entered the race for district attorney, as expected.
In St. Tammany Parish, Republican Neal Hennegan became the only candidate for the District 1 seat on the School Board, while local races in Pearl River, Folsom and Abita Springs picked up candidates.
Qualifying will end at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
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