School board member Leslie Ellison Announces Re-Election Campaign for Orleans Parish School Board

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

(New Orleans, Louisiana)— The Honorable Leslie Ellison is pursuing re-election for the Orleans Parish School Board, District 4 with great fervor and an unwavering commitment to continue to put the needs of children first. For such purposes, she has formally and joyfully qualified for re-election.

School Board Member Ellison said: “It takes vision, faith and courage to selflessly lead in the interest of all children and constituents as an elected member of the Orleans Parish School Board. The constituents of District 4 continue to prove that steady and accountable leadership are key to meeting and exceeding the educational needs of our children, and I am honored to ask for their vote and sustained confidence during this re-election campaign.”

School Board Member Ellison serves and represents the citizens of Algiers, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater and the French Quarter on the Orleans Parish School Board. She was first elected to the Orleans Parish School Board in 2012 and was re-elected to a second term in office in 2016 with overwhelming approval and support from District 4 constituents. Since assuming office, she has served as OPSB Vice President as well as chair of the Budget & Finance and Legal & Legislative committees. Her leadership and voice continue to leverage successful outcomes for children and schools of District 4 and throughout NOLA Public Schools and local charter schools’ networks.

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The election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Early voting will take place October 20-27, 2020.


Hon. Leslie Ellison is owner and CEO of the Ellison Group, LLC, administrator at Gideon Christian Fellowship International, and a licensed realtor at Delisha Boyd Realty. She is an elected member on the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Ms. Ellison previously served as deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for the City of New Orleans and as an administrator for the City of New Orleans’ City Attorney’s Office. A graduate of Orleans public schools, she attended Paul B. Habans Elementary as well as Edna Karr and Oliver Perry Walker Senior High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern University at New Orleans and is a lifelong resident of the historic Tunisburg/McClendonville community in Algiers, Louisiana.

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