Jason Williams' passion for New Orleans began early in his life. After spending his formative years in the city he graduated from the prestigious Woodward Academy, in College Park, Georgia (formerly known as Georgia Military Academy). Jason then entered Tulane University, where he earned a full football scholarship and was elected class president for all four years. He then attended Tulane Law School where he was elected class president twice.
Once completing law school, Jason began his career in private practice. With years of hard work he was able to start his own law firm. While an accomplished Attorney at this point, he now had to deal with running a small business, and all that entails. Having others depend on him to make payroll and keep the business profitable, Jason understands the pressures and problems that small businesses in New Orleans have to deal with everyday. This is what fuels his commitment to tear down the barriers and obstacles preventing economic development across the city.
In 2003 Jason received a great honor from the Louisiana Supreme Court when he was appointed to serve as Judge Pro Tempore at Criminal District Court.
When he’s not working for the people of New Orleans, you will find Jason on the soccer field or at a swim meet rooting for his children.
When asked why he ran, he said, “I am running for City Council-At-Large because I have two young children and I am concerned about their future and the future of my city.”
New Orleans is where Jason was educated, where he honed his legal skills, and where he is raising his kids. It’s a love of New Orleans, his energy and hard work, that drove him to enter public service. He is dedicated to the people of New Orleans.