Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jackie Clarkson Wins the Council At Large Seat

Jackie Clarkson, a former council member and state legislator, defeated Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, the District E representative who ran with the backing of Mayor Ray Nagin and three of her council colleagues. Willard-Lewis did not have to give up her district seat to run.

The election was called to fill the position vacated in August by Oliver Thomas, who resigned after pleading guilty to federal felony charges of accepting bribes from ex-political operative, ex-restaurateur and convicted felon, Stan "Pampy" Barre.

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