Joe Giarrusso wins District A City Council seat

Joseph “Joe” Giarrusso III

NEW ORLEANS – Joe Giarrusso handily defeated five opponents to earn a seat on the New Orleans City Council.

The Democrat earned 65 percent of the vote, with 11,384 District A voters choosing him.

Giarrusso will replace Susan Guidry on the council.

Aylin Acikalin Maklansky was Giarrusso’s closest competitor, with 20 percent of the vote.

A lawyer who grew up in District A, Giarrusso is the past Chair of the Young Leadership Council and President of KIPP New Orleans Schools.