History in the making

Councilman Jarvis Lewis becomes first African-American elected to parishwide office in 140 years

From staff and wire reports
May 23, 2014 at 8:00 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

History in the making
In front of a room packed with supporters, Jarvis Lewis was sworn in as Councilman at-large Division B on Monday.

Lewis became the first African-American elected to a parishwide office in nearly 140 years.

An African-American candidate had not been elected to a parishwide office in St. Charles since former slave and Union Civil War soldier George Essex served six years as sheriff from 1872 to 1878.

Lewis was sworn in by Judge Marc Johnson, who is the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s first African-American judge.




View other articles written From staff and wire reports

featured merchant

Rooster Comb Barber Shop
Rooster Comb Barber Shop Rooster Comb Barber Shop is an Old Fashioned Barber Shop with highly skilled barbers that were taught by Head Rooster himself (Alvin Boe). Family owned and operated, three generations strong! Walk ins welcomed.

Hahnville student chose not to see the world  as dark place after losing mother
Hahnville student chose not to see the world as dark place after losing mother
- 1741 views
Earl Poole compares his life to morphing like a cocoon metamorphosing into a butterfly, although he’s quick to clarify it’s a “manly butterfly.”