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James Austin Gray II: Councilmember District "E"

James Gray Councilmember James Gray was elected to the District "E" seat on December 8, 2012, and re-elected in February 2014.

Councilmember Gray has lived and worked in his adopted hometown of New Orleans for 36 years, and has been a member of the District "E" community since 1988. A product of the Scottlandville, LA public schools, Councilmember Gray received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard University School of Law. He served with the United States Marines Corp for three years including a tour in Vietnam where he was an infantry platoon commander.

As a practicing attorney, Councilmember Gray has worked on desegregation, civil and housing rights cases, and has served on numerous housing and neighborhood development boards, including the Desire/Florida CDC. He is a former LSU law professor and president of the Louisiana Law institute, and currently teaches trial practice at Tulane University.

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Willing to sweat for his neighbors, Councilmember Gray cuts down trash trees on a blighted lot in District "E".



Einstein students show they have brains and game, posing with Councilmember Gray before an All-Star Basketball Clinic sponsored by District "E" and the NBA's retired players.

 

Contact Information:

City Hall, Room 2W60
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058

jagray@nola.gov

Erin Spears, Chief of Staff
504-658-1053
espears@nola.gov

Mary M. Fontenot-Smith, Director of Strategic Organizing & City Engagement
504-658-1054
mnfontenot-smith@nola.gov

Maurice Baird, Director of Special Projects
504-658-1055
mcbaird@nola.gov

Maria Mercedes Tio, Director of Communications, Scheduling & Events
504-658-1051
mmtio@nola.gov

Brandon Oliver, Legislative Aide & Staff Assistant
504-658-1056
bmoliver@nola.gov

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