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James A. Gray II

Incumbent

Running for City Council, District E

Summary

James Gray is the Democratic District E representative on the New Orleans City Council. Gray was elected in 2012, and is running for re-election this October, 2017. If re-elected, Gray states his top three priorities: blight reduction, promoting economic development and youth recreation opportunities.

 

Visit James A. Gray II's Website: https://www.facebook.com/CouncilmanJamesGray/

Experience

Education:

  • Morehouse College (B.S.)
  • Harvard University (J.D.)

Profession:

  • Politician, New Orleans City Councilmember, District E

Previous Employment and Civic Involvement:

  • Member of the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee
  • Board Member of the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission (NORDC)
  • Former Board Chair of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans
  • Former President of the Louisiana Law Institute

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Commiunity Investment Issues

  • I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.
  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.
  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

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On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.
  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • Cyndi Nguyen

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • James A. Gray II

    -

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Where James A. Gray II Stands

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