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Omar Mason

Running for Judge — Civil District Court, Division J

Summary

Omar Mason is a Democratic candidate for Division J judge of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Mason is an attorney in New Orleans and has nearly 18 years of litigation experience.

Visit Omar Mason's Website: http://www.okmasonforjudge.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Louisiana State University and A&M College (B.A. English/Creative Writing)
  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D., Civil Law)

Profession:

  • Attorney at Aaron & Gianna, PLC (Shareholder/Partner)

Past Employment/ Civil Involvement:

  • Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. – A Catholic Fraternal Benefit Society – National Advocate (Chief Legal Advisor)
  • Loyola University College of Law, Skills Curriculum – Volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Tulane University School of Law, Intersession Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Boot Camp – Volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member

Mason has not held any elected positions.

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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

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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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

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  • 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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

    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.

  • Omar Mason

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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.

  • Omar Mason

    -

  • 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.

  • Omar Mason

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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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

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

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

  • 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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

  • 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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

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

  • Omar Mason

    -

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

  • Omar Mason

    -

  • 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.

  • Omar Mason

    -

  • 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.

  • Omar Mason

    -

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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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

  • 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.

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

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

  • D. Nicole Sheppard

    -

    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.

  • Omar Mason

    -

  • 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.

  • Omar Mason

    -

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

  • Omar Mason

    -

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Where Omar Mason Stands

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