Jason Williams is known for his passion for New Orleans, a dedication that began early in life. He was born and spent his formative years in New Orleans before graduating from the prestigious Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia (formerly the Georgia Military Academy). A gifted student and a born leader, he went to Tulane University where he earned a full football scholarship and was elected class president all four years. He then attended Tulane Law School where he was twice elected class president.
After law school, Jason began his legal career in private practice. He worked hard for many years and now leads a firm. As a small business owner, he knows what it’s like to make a payroll and have other people’s paycheck depend on him. That’s 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.
He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association & Federal Bar Association and serves on the Mayor's Criminal Justice Panel. He is also on the conflict panel for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office as well as the Public Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Jason is very active in the community and dedicated to a number of causes. He is a Board Member of The Audubon Nature Institute, Partnership for Youth Development, Innocence Project of New Orleans, Lusher Charter School, and The Children's Bureau of New Orleans.
But most importantly, Jason and his wife Bridget are raising their two children, Zoe and Graham. When he’s not working, you’ll find Jason with the kids on the soccer field or at a swim meet.
Out on the campaign trail, people notice Jason’s passion – his love for his family and the City of New Orleans. Asked why he’s running, he said, “I am running for city council at large because my wife and I have two young children and we are concerned about their future and the future of our city.”
New Orleans is where Jason was educated, where he fell in love with the law and his wife, where he’s raising his kids. It’s that love of New Orleans, his energy and hard work, that drive him to enter public service. And it’s his dedication to the people of New Orleans that will make him the next great member of the city council.