OPSB Elections: Results and Runoffs

November 4, 2020

As votes are still being counted nationally, our Orleans Parish School Board results are in. Some candidates were elected outright on November 3rd, but many were close enough for a runoff vote on December 5th.

Our school board members play an important role. At New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), our CEO, Patrick Dobard, had conversations with all of our school board candidates. To learn more about the board members that will be representing your district, or that you may vote for in the runoff, you can listen to many of them here.


John A. Brown (Democrat, incumbent): 52.02%
Patrice Sentino (Democrat): 47.98%John A. Brown will be the board member for District 1.

Ethan Ashley (Democrat, incumbent): 35.70%
Chanel M. Payne (Democrat): 27.10%
Eric Jones (Democrat): 16.02%
Asya M. Howlette (Democrat): 12.84%
Aldine Lockett (Democrat): 8.34%

There will be a runoff for District 2. You can listen to our interview with the candidates here in the file from September 21st.


Olin Parker (Democrat): 63.58%
Philip C. “Phil” Brickman (Republican): 36.42%

Olin Parker will be the board member for District 3. 


Leslie Ellison (Democrat, incumbent): 49.86%
Jancarlo “J.C.” Romero (Democrat): 25.35%
Winston “Boom” Whitten, Jr. (Democrat): 24.79%

There will be a runoff for District 4. You can listen to our interview with the candidates here in the file from October 5th.


Katherine Baudouin (Democrat): 41.28%
Antoinette Williams (Democrat): 37.60%
Grisela Jackson (Democrat, interim incumbent) 21.11%

There will be a runoff for District 5. You can listen to our interview with the candidates here in the file from October 12th.


Carlos L. Zervigon (Democrat): 42.27%
Erica Martinez (Democrat): 29.49%
David Alvarez (Democrat): 28.24%

There will be a runoff for District 6. You can listen to our interview with the candidates here in the file from October 19th.


Nolan Marshall, Jr. (Democrat, incumbent): 44.13%
Kayonna K. Armstrong (Democrat): 42.04%
Jamar Wilson (Democrat): 13.83%

There will be a runoff for District 7. You can listen to our interview with the candidates here in the file from October 26th.


Our community has cast their ballots for the school board members they feel will best serve our students, and some will be casting ballots again for runoffs on December 5th. We are hopeful about the work our board members will do to make sure our children receive a phenomenal education, social-emotional support, and safe and loving environments in which to learn.


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