2014 City Wide Election: Where do the Candidates Stand?

The next couple of weeks will be very important in determining the fate of Big Charity. She was - and still is - YOUR building. She does not belong to politicians or developers.

We feel strongly that at a time when so many of our critical health needs have been neglected, RESIDENTS have a right to decide what will become of the Reverend Avery C. Alexander Charity Hospital.

As a response to current City policies that incarcerate the mentally ill, one potential adaptive reuse idea for the historic building is for a long-term mental health and medical research multi-complex. Such a use would meet the guidelines for full funding by the Health Education Authority of Louisiana (HEAL) - a bonding agency - thus costing the City nothing. 

Inpatient Hospitals and and outpatient clinics must work in tandem together in order to rehabilitate patients and prevent recidivism.  Imagine what a gift it would be to the friends and families of those who have fallen prey to the patient to prison pipeline to know that their loved ones are being cared for in a hospital instead of a jail cell. 

We will keep you posted on the position of incumbents and candidates regarding Charity as they roll in. In the mean time, feel free to explore our website to read our blog posts about the issue.  To learn more about why Save Charity Hospital thinks it's important, see the attached document at the bottom of this page.

Question to the candidates:  "Do you support studying the - [feasible] - concept of transforming the Charity Hospital Building into a world class mental health facility and research complex?"

Mayor
Michael Bagneris [Yes]
Manny "Chevrolet" Bruno [withdrawn]
Danatus N. King [Yes]
Mitch Landrieu Incumbent [Still no response]
 

Candidates District A
David A. Capasso [Yes]
Jason Coleman [Yes]
Susan Guidry [Yes]
Stephen Gordon [Yes]
Drew Ward [Yes]

District B
LaToya Cantrell Incumbent [Yes]

District C
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson [No]
Lourdes Moran [Yes]
Nadine Ramsey [Yes]
Carlos Williams [Yes]
Eloise Williams [Yes]

District D
Joseph Bouie [Yes]
Jared Brossett [Yes]
Dalton Savwoir Jr. [Yes]

District E
James Gray II Incumbent [tentative yes]

Andre Kelly [Yes]
Cynthia Willard-Lewis [Yes]

At-Large Division 1
Eugene Green [Yes]
Stacy Head [tentative Yes]

Incumbent At-Large Division 2
Ernest "Freddie" Charbonnet [Yes]
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell [Yes]
Jason Williams [Yes]

Sheriff
Quentin R. Brown [Yes]
Charles C. Foti Jr. [Tentative Yes]
Marlin N. Gusman [Yes]
Ira Thomas [Yes]

Clerk Civil District Court
Dale Atkins [Yes]

Clerk Criminal District Court
Robbie Keen [Yes] 
Arthur A. Morrell [Tentative Yes]

Assessor
Erroll G. Williams

Coroner
Vincent A. Culotta Jr. [Yes]
Dwight McKenna [Yes]
Jeffrey Rouse [Yes]


For more information on the Candidates, please visit the Secretary of State website and select Orleans Parish.