NEW ORLEANS – United Teachers of New Orleans (UTNO), AFT Local 527, enthusiastically endorses Ellen Hazeur for Judge of Civil District Court, Division “A”.
Ellen Hazeur, also endorsed by the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO, was honored to have received the strong support of the Teacher’s Union.
In announcing their endorsement, UTNO stated:
“Ellen Hazeur demonstrates the compassion, insight, and experience that our city needs from the bench. We appreciate that during her service as city council member and clerk of court, she has observed and thought carefully about the range of issues many of our citizens face that lead them to district court.
In all of her experience Ellen Hazeur has demonstrated what we as teachers know well: good public servants don’t just punch the clock or follow the minimal job descriptions and prescriptions given to us. Just as our students need and demand more than simple preparation for what is on a test, the citizens in Civil District court will encounter in Ellen Hazeur a compassionate innovator and problem-solver.”
UTNO, which represents teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, clericals and social workers, announced their endorsement after interviewing all the candidates in the race for the Division “A” Judgeship to replace Judge Tiffany Chase who was elected to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal last year.
UTNO’s statement went on to say:
“Ms. Hazeur impressed United Teachers of New Orleans not only with her clear understanding of how the civil district court works to serve citizens of New Orleans but especially with her insights into the importance of providing fair judicial services to citizens who come before her court regardless of the quality or even existence of legal representation they bring to the court.”
Ellen Hazeur was twice elected to the New Orleans City Council where she was the first woman and first African-American woman to represent District “E”.
Ellen was then elected Clerk of First City Court where she has overseen the handling of over 200,000 cases. As Clerk, Ellen has four terms of experience in working with judges, attorneys, and self-represented litigants in First City Court.
Election Day is March 24, 2018. Early voting period is March 10 - March 17, 2018.