The Candidates for Orleans Parish District Attorney

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NEW ORLEANS — The election for Orleans Parish District Attorney is critical this year because it will represent a change in direction for the office of the top prosecutor in the parish. Long-time D.A. Leon Cannizzaro is not on the ballot. Four candidates — Arthur Hunter, Keva Landrum, Morris Reed, and Jason Williams — are running to replace him.

In the WGNO special program Your Local Election Headquarters: the Candidates, host LBJ interviews each candidate about their plans if they were to win the election. LBJ asks them:

  • what changes they would make to the D.A.’s office
  • what the D.A.’s office can do to address murders, shootings, and car break-ins
  • how they would balance putting criminals behind bars without sending people to prison who shouldn’t be there
  • what role community engagement will play in the D.A.’s office
  • and, what their strategy is to help prisoners re-enter the community

Watch Your Local Election Headquarters: the Candidates and follow our complete coverage of the 2020 elections on WGNO-TV and


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