ALLIANCE, WOMEN, DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN GROUPS ENDORSE RE-ELECTION OF WOODY KOPPEL
MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU ADDS SUPPORT TODAY SEPTEMBER 12
School Board Member Woody Koppel, seeking re-election to his third term representing District 6 on the Orleans Parish School Board, has picked up the the support of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the following organizational endorsements:
Alliance for Good Government
Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA)
Independent Women’s Organization (IWO)
Regular Democrats Organization (RDO)
Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee (ORPEC)
Additionally, Mr. Koppel’s candidacy has been endorsed by Council President Stacy Head and Members Jared Brossett, LaToya Cantrell and Susan Guidry; State Legislators Walt Leger, Helena Moreno and J.P. Morrell; and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
“I look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next four years will present. I’m looking forwarding to lead our schools through this transformative period where RSD schools start returning to the OPSB system. The returning schools will have the opportunity now to meet our high standards for serving all our children well,” said Mr. Koppel.
Mr. Koppel was first elected to the School Board in 2008; has served as Board President, and said his focus has been returning the public school system to a sound fiscal footing, citing these accomplishments:
•Cutting the Board’s $500 million debt in half through sound fiscal practices and oversight
•Improving the budget controls and finances for the system, earning a top bond rating from Standard & Poor’s (A+) & Moody’s (Aa3)
—the highest of any public body in the State
•Refinancing the system’s General Obligation Bonds at a savings to the taxpayers of $25 million
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