District A becomes a four-way race with entry of two more challengers, Capasso and Coleman

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Jason Coleman

Jason Coleman

David Capasso

David Capasso

What had appeared to be a quiet re-election campaign for District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is heating up, with the unexpected entry of two more candidates: Jason Coleman, a Democratic activist and member of the Coleman Cab Company family, and David Capasso, an attorney active in progressive causes.

Capasso filed papers to run for the seat Thursday. He is a member of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, the Local 100 United Labor Unions and other progressive groups, and he cites civil-rights and labor issues among his legal specialties, according to the website for his law firm, Capasso & Associates.

A Carrollton resident, Coleman qualified for the District A race on Friday morning. In addition to his advocacy for the taxi industry, Coleman ran last year for the Orleans Parish School Board seat held by Woody Koppel, and has served on the governing board for Audubon Charter School.

Guidry also faces Riverbend activist Drew Ward, who qualified Wednesday. Qualifying remains open until 4:30 p.m. today (Friday, Dec. 13); the election is Feb. 1 and a runoff will be held March 15 if necessary.

This article is still being updated; more details will be added shortly.

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