Education advocate to seek post held by Badon

Jason Hughes, who is an official of the education advocacy group Stand For Children, said Tuesday he will run for the District 100 state House seat held by state Rep. Austin Badon.

The Advocate

Democrat Jason Hughes, who is an official of the education advocacy group Stand For Children, said Tuesday he will run for the District 100 state House seat held by state Rep. Austin Badon.

Badon, a New Orleans Democrat, cannot seek House re-election because of term limits.

“Throughout my career I have gained extensive experience at the federal, state and local levels of government,” Hughes said in a prepared statement.

“I will apply these experiences in the state Legislature to produce effective results for the extraordinary citizens of House District 100.”

Hughes, 32, has served as assistant legislative director for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco; regional manger for former U. S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and director of federal relations for the City of New Orleans.

He also served as the first executive director for Governmental and External Affairs for the Southern University System.

Hughes is currently director of governmental affairs for Stand For Children and is an education lobbyist and consultant.

Hughes is a lifelong resident of New Orleans East and received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern University

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