ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS CLERK OF FIRST CITY COURT

Enhanced security of records and efficiency in employee productivity through steps outlined by a feasibility student

Shortened the time required for docket case creation by streamlining employee responsibilities and creating an easy to utilize cashier’s station

Reduced budget expenditures by buying supplies online, switching to a centralized docket copier system, and reducing off-site storage expenses

Improved the speed by which files are retrieved in the office and reduced the backlog of individual pleadings by modernizing data entry systems and office scanning capabilities

Eliminated more than 22,000 pages of backlogged files that needed to be entered into the file retrieval system, as well as 3000 service returns from the Constable’s Office

GOALS A NEXT CLERK OF CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT

Work closely with the Judges and Magistrate to efficiently administer justice

Improve funding for the office by promoting efficiencies and working with city and state officials to identify independent, secure sources of funding

Strengthen the office’s budgeting and grant-writing capabilities

Make the office an asset to all stakeholders in the criminal justice system: the Judges, DA, public defenders, Sheriff, attorneys, and NOPD

As the custodian of records, create auditable, modern, accountable, and professional evidence, records, and financial systems

Modernize staff operations to promote efficiencies and reduce the bureaucratic backlog

Revamp the official website so that it is user friendly, and finally initiate online case management and filing system

Extend hours of the office’s bail window to expedite the justice system’s fair operation and strengthen evidence and property room procedures and protections

Work with local city officials to ensure that the elections system is modernized, secure and efficient in reporting vote totals

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A LEGISLATOR

  • Voted for returning schools to local OPSB control
  • Supported legalization of medical marijuana
  • Decreased criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession
  • Passed legislation to stop sexual harassment and bullying
  • Supported creation and funding of East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission (ENONAC)
  • Secured $10 million to rebuild former Methodist Hospital as New Orleans East Hospital
  • Secured $23 million from State to improve safety measures along I-10 corridor from Chef Highway to St. Tammany Parish line
  • Secured additional funding for 7th Police District Station, Reed Boulevard Fire Station, Read Boulevard Library and several east New Orleans public schools