Two-term at-large New Orleans Councilmember Jackie Clarkson will announce on Tuesday that she is running for the District C seat being vacated by Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who announced last week that she would not seek a second term.District C and Sheriff are now the events to watch in the citywide races coming up. And everything is suddenly less boring than it had been.
From the moment Palmer announced she would not run again, Clarkson's cell phone lit up with callers urging her to run — including Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Clarkson has been a staunch ally of the mayor for the past four years and often refers to him as "the best mayor I've had the pleasure to serve with." The plan, according to a source close to Clarkson, is for Landrieu to formally endorse her at her announcement on Tuesday, along with a group of civic, business and community leaders.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Jackie 2014 is happening!
I've been hammering away at another post on the municipal elections qualifying I had tentatively titled "Borrr-ing!" I'll finish that up later but I had to jump in and stop the presses on that for now because,