Jared Brossett

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Jared Christopher Brossett
New Orleans City Councilman for District D
Incumbent
Assumed office
2014
Preceded by Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Louisiana State Representative for
District 97 (Orleans Parish)
In office
2009–2014
Preceded by Jean-Paul Morrell
Succeeded by Joseph Bouie, Jr.
Personal details
Born October 1982
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Political party Democratic
Parents Elery Michael and Brenda M. Brossett
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater McDonogh 35 Senior High School

Xavier University of Louisiana

Jared Christopher Brossett (born October 1982) is an African-American Democratic member of the New Orleans City Council. He was elected to the District D seat on the council in 2014 to fill the seat vacated by Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, who was term-limited and ran instead unsuccessfully for one of the two at-large council seats.

Formerly from 2009 to 2014, Brossett was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 97 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. He won a special election to the seat on May 2, 2009, to replace Jean-Paul Morrell, another African-American Democrat who was instead elected to the District 3 seat in the Louisiana State Senate. Morrell is the son of Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Arthur A. Morrell, the clerk of the New Orleans Criminal Court and the District 97 state representative prior to Jean Paul Morrell.[1]

Brossett is the son of Brenda M. Brossett and Elery Michael Brossett.[2] He graduated from McDonogh 35 Senior High School in New Orleans, Brossett holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from historically black Xavier University of Louisiana. He is a member of the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee.[3]

Brossett was succeeded in the House by another African-American Democrat, Joseph Bouie, Jr., a retired professor and administrator at Southern University at New Orleans. Coincidentally, Bouie had run unsuccessfully against Brossett for the city council just a few months earlier. In the council race, Brossett polled 8,712 votes (50.2 percent) to Bouie's 7,238 votes (41.7 percent). A third Democrat, Dalton R. Savwoir, Jr., held the remaining 1,414 ballots (8.1 percent).[4] No one filed against Bouie in the special election for the District 97 House seat.


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Election returns for 2009 May 02 on the Louisiana Secretary of State's site.
  2. ^ Brossett’s Louisiana House bio.
  3. ^ Brossett’s political campaign site.
  4. ^ "Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. February 1, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jean-Paul Morrell
Louisiana State Representative for District 97 (Orleans Parish)

Jared Brossett
2009 –2014

Succeeded by
Joseph Bouie, Jr.