Oliver Thomas: If I run I'm asking people for a second chance

By WBOK Staff

Friday, June 11, 2021
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM CDT

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas has taken steps toward a potential run for the District E council seat. Thomas left the council years ago after admitting he committed a federal crime but says if he decides to enter the race, he will be asking voters to give him a second chance.

“There’s an exploratory committee, people are looking at the polling, meeting with a lot of community groups in the east, the lower 9th Ward and what’s considered District E,” said Thomas.

District E includes New Orleans East and parts of the 9th ward.

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