Mayoral Runoff Election Preview

class date: 
Tue, 11/14/2017

Stephanie Grace, Ed Chervenak, Jessica Williams, Jacques Morial

Stephanie Grace

Stephanie Grace is a columnist focusing on New Orleans and Louisiana politics. She's been writing an opinion column about campaigns, elections and government since 2003, first at the Times-Picayune and, since 2013, at the Advocate.

 She's been writing about the state since 1994, when she joined the Picayune as a reporter; she previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, and CBS News. She's a native of Needham, Massachusetts and a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. 

 She also appears regularly on WYES's "Informed Sources.

Dr. Ed Chervenak

Education: Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001

Areas of Specialization: American Politics, Minority Politics, Political Participation, Voting Rights

Dr. Chervenak examined the effect that organizational membership has on levels of political participation and social trust in New Orleans for his Ph.D. dissertation. He has written about “The Populists of Race: Perez, Rarick, and Duke” for an edited volume Louisiana’s Political Leaders, judicial involvement in Louisiana’s redistricting (Urban Lawyer), and social trust in the African-American community (under revision for Social Science Quarterly). He has conducted numerous exit polls and telephone surveys in the New Orleans area and has found the city to be a fascinating place to study politics. Since August 2002, Dr. Chervenak has been Louisiana Institute Scholar in New Orleans, LA.