Seth Bloom, a defense attorney and former president of the Orleans Parish School Board, is a candidate running for the District B Seat on City Council.
Bloom served on the Orleans Parish School Board president from 2008 to 2016 and was a member of the team who hired Supt. Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. In addition to serving on the board, Bloom was also part of the team that advised Gov. John Bel Edwards on education.
After announcing his candidacy via video on May 31, 2017, Bloom laid out his campaign areas of focus which primarily center around quality of life issues. He stated that his experience on the Orleans Parish School Board will aid him if he were to be elected.
“I am a good listener and a problem solver. As School Board President, I spearheaded the search for a new superintendent who has brought new focus and direction to public education. I helped develop new fiscal policies that resulted in improved bonds ratings, and I broadened the OPSB’s anti-bullying provisions to protect all students. I also worked closely with the Juvenile Justice System to enact new educational programs to get disengaged students back on a traditional educational path,” Bloom said.
The kick off for his campaign will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Martine Chiasson Gallery, 727 Camp Street in the Central Business District.