New Orleans has been called “the city that care forgot”. In many ways, this unfortunate moniker is true. Until now, my memories of local politicians and politics center around scandals, controversy, and missed opportunities. That changed when, a few weeks ago, I learned that James Perry was considering a run for mayor.
I first met James at the National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2006 conference in Washington D.C. We quickly bonded over our passion for fair housing and love of music and I’ve considered him a friend ever since. He is a passionate advocate, leader, and thinker whose expertise in housing would benefit New Orleans enormously. For a city still grappling with the destructive effects of Katrina while confronting a massive foreclosure and credit crisis, James is uniquely situated to take the reigns.
Visit his website at www.JamesPerry2010.com to learn more, tell him what you think NOLA needs, and make a contribution.