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Four Loyola Alumni Headed to Runoff Elections

Three Loyola alumni head to runoff elections following Louisiana’s October 14th vote.  Derrick Edwards, J.D. ’03, and John Schroder were the top two vote getters in the race for Louisiana State Treasurer.  Edwards graduated from Tulane University with a degree in accounting before earning his law degree from Loyola University.

In New Orleans, Desiree Charbonnet, J.D. ’94, will face Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell in the race for mayor.  Charbonnet served as chief judge in New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Court until April 2017.

Seth Bloom, J.D. ’03, is running to succeed Cantrell on the New Orleans City Council and will face Jay Banks for the District B seat.  Bloom served for eight years on the Orleans Parish School Board.

Omar Mason, J.D. '99, will face D. Nicole Sheppard for a seat on the Orleans Civil District Court.  Mason is a partner with Aaron & Gianna in New Orleans. He has 18 years of civil litigation experience and most recently helped defend companies against asbestos-related claims. This is his first run for public office.

The runoff will be November 18.