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  Gray II, James A.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJames A. Gray II
Address6051 Winchester Park Dr
New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
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66. Raised in Baton Rouge, legally domiciled in eastern New Orleans.
Married, two children.
Graduated from Scotlandville High School in Scotlandville, La.; bachelor of science in math from Morehouse College; juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Served as an Infantry Platoon Commander in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970.
Attorney, Gray & Gray; adjunct professor Tulane Law School; former professor at Louisiana State University School of Law.
Board member of National Urban League, Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club of America. President of the Louisiana Law Institute.
Member of Asia Baptist Church, U.S. Track and Field volunteer coach.

Political

Democrat.
Lost bids for District Attorney in 1997 and 2003.
Current Chair of Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee.

Philosophy and platform

Build a hospital in eastern New Orleans.
Work to ensure local and minority participation in development and recovery projects.
Invest in youth programs, parks and playgrounds.
Increase business opportunities and economic development in the district.
Address quality of life issues like blight control and grass cutting.

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  11/18/2017 New Orleans City Council - District E - Runoff Lost 40.84% (-18.32%)
  10/14/2017 New Orleans City Council - District E Won 38.21% (+12.55%)
  02/01/2014 New Orleans City Council - District E Won 53.13% (+12.25%)
  12/08/2012 New Orleans City Council - District E - Special Runoff Won 58.15% (+16.30%)
  11/06/2012 New Orleans City Council - District E - Special Election Won 29.52% (+0.00%)
  10/05/2002 Orleans Parish District Attorney - Initial Election Lost 20.53% (-14.19%)
  09/21/1996 Orleans Parish District Attorney - Initial Election Lost 17.79% (-28.92%)
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LA US Senate - Initial Election - Nov 08, 2016 D Foster L. Campbell