Voter's Guide, 2021 Fall Elections, New Orleans
Position Councilmembers District D
NameChelsea Nicole Ardoin

Campaign Information

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Bio Information

Party AffiliationConservative
ProfessionHuman Resources, Benefits Project Manager
Present Employer / positionenergy corporate business
Length of residence in Jurisdiction5
List of educational institutions and degreesLouisiana State University for a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a Psychology minor graduated May 2014.
University of New Orleans Executive track Master of Business Administration graduated December 2018.
Prior elected and appointed positionsSpecial Election Congressional Candidate March 2021
Civic involvement and affiliationsSpecial Election Congressional Candidate March 2021
Louisiana Republican Party
Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee endorsement
LEAD: Louisiana Women Lead

Questions specific to the position

1. Do you feel like the wages for municipal employees, such as the NOFD and EMS are adequate, and if not, how do you propose raising them? I believe wages for all first responders are too low and should be addressed. I absolutely believe there is room in the budget to give them all raises.
2. Will you support an ordinance to establish an independent external evaluation of the Ethics Review Board as called for in the Charter? Please explain your answer. This is a no-brainer—if the Charter calls for it, we should do it…or we change the Charter.
3. In your role as the regulatory body for Entergy, what factors would you consider to increase rates? Nobody in this race is better positioned to make changes to a utility company's rate structure than I. Though somewhat independent from the state Public Service Commission, that body has great expertise in rate-making and can provide valuable resources in this process.
4. Where is the best site for a new City Hall and why? Anywhere with great public access and parking!