Legislative Assistant : Aneesha Marwah
Email Brossett Jared
Address: 6305 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Capitol House Switch Band: (225) 342-6945
Capitol House Fax: (225)342-8336
- District #: House District 0
- Party: Democrat
- Caucus Membership: Democratic Caucus, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, Orleans Delegation
- Occupation: Management Consultant
- Education: McDonogh 35 Senior High School;
B.A., Political Science, Xavier University
- Spouse: Single
- Year Elected: 2009
- Last Year Eligible(Term Limit): 2020
- 2009 Election
Brossett campaigned in a bitter special election against fellow Democrat Leroy Doucette Jr., who claimed Brossett was another player in the Morrell family dynasty. The seat was vacated in 2009 by Sen. J.P. Morrell when he won election to the Upper Chamber and the seat was previously held by his father, Arthur Morrell, who now serves as New Orleans Criminal District Court clerk. Brossett was also the former chief of staff for City Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Arthur’s wife and J.P.’s mother. In the end, though, Brossett had other endorsements that carried him over the top, including but not limited to nods from Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Civil Sheriff Paul Valteau, Civil Court Clerk Dale Atkins, the AFL-CIO and the Orleans Parish Democratic and Republican executive committees.
Registered Voters by Parish: Orleans 100.0%
Social: The districtís constituency represents a cross section of the cityís African-America population. Voters here range from low income to the upper-middle class. While there are many professional people living throughout the district, the voting majority is of blue-collar, hard-working stock. These residents, primarily homeowners, represent the backbone of the New Orleansí African-American middle class.
Political: With a significant African-American majority, the district is solidly Democratic and liberal-leaning candidates often roll up large majorities in local boxes. The political landscape, however, is shifting slightly, as evidenced in strong showings by independents and Republicans in recent statewide elections. The voters in this district have also shown strong support for gaming in local option elections.
- Jared C. Brossett, a Democrat, is well steeped in New Orleans politics. Before taking his seat in the House after a 2009 special election, Brossett was chief-of staff for the City Council’s District D office, under Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell as well as her predecessor. But even before then, he was learning the ropes. At the age of 21, Brossett was elected to the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. He’s used his youth to his advantage and has established roots in many community organizations, like the Committee for a Better New Orleans and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. Outside of politics, he works as a management consultant.
- Even though Brossett's election occurred midway during the 2009 regular session, he was quick to become active in the body. He had campaigned on restoring his city to its rightful place as one of the most unique, diverse and downright enjoyable cities in the world – as such, he latched onto recovery issues right away. He emerged as a leading voice in 2009 for additional funding for the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital. When it comes to health care access and funding, Brossett is territorial and proudly so, since it was a key campaign platform. Brossett has likewise pursued recovery issues through serving on the House committees on Commerce; Insurance; and Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs.
- Brossett is also drawn to crime policy and co-authored a bill that would have redefined “assault weapons” to include pistols with clips holding more than 10 rounds. While recovery was certainly a campaign theme for Brossett, his top issue today is unquestionably crime. His only resolution from the 2009 session requested that the state attorney general “develop a comprehensive, coordinated effort to combat gang activity in Louisiana.” On the horizon, expect Brossett to play a key role in the Black Caucus and Orleans Delegation, as well as in the redistricting process – he already serves as an affiliate Census manager for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.