Jared C. Brossett was elected as District "D" Councilmember in February, 2014, bringing with him over 10 years of service to the district's constituents. A graduate of New Orleans public schools and of Xavier University, Brossett has dedicated his life to upholding a commitment to serve his community. After earning his college degree, Brossett served in a variety of public service roles, first as a college intern working in the office of former Councilmember Marlin Gusman. Shortly after his graduation from Xavier he served as legislative aide and later Chief of Staff to former Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell. Facing the daunting challenges posed by the post-flood New Orleans, especially in District "D", Brossett worked tirelessly with his council colleagues and the City Administration to address the challenging issues facing District "D", including sprawling blight, violent crime, crumbling infrastructure, and failing public schools.
In 2009, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives where he took the District 97 seat, which is centered in the Gentilly Neighborhood. While serving in the House of Representatives, Brossett authored legislation that expanded the educational capacity and resources of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, making the NOCCA a full time high school. He successfully passed legislation that made it possible for property owners in Orleans Parish to permanently register for the homestead exemption. His legislative efforts in the State House has improved our state's mental health programs and increased the severity of penalties for home invaders with deadly weapons.
As an elected civic and community leader, Brossett has served on a number of committees including, the Committee for a Better New Orleans, the State House Appropriations Committee, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals, and the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery where he worked to uncover the corruption and mismanagement of state run Katrina Recovery programs.
Jared Brossett's determined leadership is born of his service-driven life. His love for our city drives him to dedicate himself to finding solutions for our city's most difficult problems. As a native of New Orleans, he cares deeply about our future and has committed himself to work as hard as necessary to make our city a better place to live and work. His experience, work ethic, and spirit of public service are a force for real progress on the New Orleans City Council.
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