Incumbent James Gray forced into runoff with Cyndi Nguyen for District E City Council race

NEW ORLEANS — Incumbent New Orleans City Councilman James Gray is headed for a runoff with Cyndi Nguyen.

Gray, an attorney who has served on the council since 2012, received 38 percent, or 5,639 votes.

He was reelected in 2014.

Nguyen, a community organizer who heads the Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training, received 26 percent, or 3,787 votes.

District E comprises the Lower Ninth Ward and all of New Orleans East.