Stacy Head among first-day candidates to file for Fielkow’s council seat

Stacy Head, who represents much of Uptown in her District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, was among the first candidates to formally sign up to run in the March 24 election for the open at-large seat vacated by the retirement of former Councilman Arnie Fielkow, state records show. At the end of filing Wednesday, the only other candidate to file is Eugene Green, a former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. William Jefferson and former economic development chief to New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial. Green finished third, with 10 percent of the vote, in the 2010 Democratic primary that led to the eventual election of U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond. Fielkow’s seat is temporarily held by his former chief of staff, Eric Granderson, but he is precluded from seeking the seat permanently. Qualifying resumes on Thursday and ends Friday at 5 p.m.