Errol T. George will be appointed Thursday to serve as the City Councilman for District B after Councilwoman Stacy Head takes the oath of office Wednesday as the council’s new at-large member, the city announced Friday morning. He will not be eligible to run for the seat on a permanent basis in the fall.
More information, via the news release from the City Council:
Today, Council President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson announced that this Thursday, May 3rd, at its regular meeting the City Council will vote on the appointment recommendation of Councilmember-At-Large-Elect Stacy Head to appoint Errol T. George as the interim District “B” Councilmember. George will fill the District “B” seat that will be vacated by Councilmember Head on Wednesday, May 2nd, when she assumes the oath of office for the Councilmember At-Large seat that she was elected to last Saturday, April 21st.
Mr. George will serve as the interim District “B” Councilmember until a permanent District Councilmember is elected. As the interim District “B” appointment, George is not permitted under the City Charter to participate in the election to permanently fill the District “B” seat on the Council. The election for the permanent District “B” Councilmember seat is scheduled November 6th. If necessary, a run-off election will be held on December 1st.
Mr. George is an urban and regional planner and business management consultant with experience in community development, program management, and government relations. He has worked for the U.S. Senate and the Louisiana Legislature. Currently, he is self-employed with the firm of George & George, LLC. He is a New Orleans native and graduate of Brother Martin High School and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans, where he also received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
George ran on the “I Quit” slate of assessor’s candidates in 2006 and has worked for both Austin Badon and Troy Henry, according to The Times Picayune.