Business & Economy,
Crime & Safety,
August 17th, 2012
A few surprise candidates qualified to run for the Orleans Parish School Board today, the last day to do so.
Only one incumbent, Seth Bloom, is getting a free pass; the other six are facing at least one challenger.
Eight candidates qualified today, some just hours before the deadline.
Long-time parent advocate Karran Harper Royal was one, completing the process minutes before qualifying closed. She is running against incumbent Brett Bonin and Sarah Usdin.. Business owner Nolan Marshall, Jr., of Nolan Marshall Studios, also qualified late Friday to run against incumbent Thomas Robichaux, Rudy Rayfield and Kwame Smith.
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