NEW ORLEANS, LA – With his recent win, City Council President Jason Williams will become the new District Attorney for Orleans Parish. Williams won 58 percent of the vote over former judge and one-time interim District Attorney Keva Landrum.
Williams has run on the promise of completely reforming the office, from the inside out. He calls it “injecting humanity back into the process,” and not just prosecuting as many people as they can.
Williams ran as a progressive, vowing to remake a criminal justice system that he called both racist and sexist and to end the “win at all costs” culture that he said has shaped the prosecutor’s office over the last several administrations.