Incumbent John Brown Sr. faces Patrice Sentino for Orleans School Board District 1 seat

John Brown Sr., who was appointed to the open 1st District Orleans Parish School Board seat in 2015 and won re-election a year later without opposition, will square off this fall against Patrice Sentino, a licensed social worker who is new to politics.

The district covers New Orleans East, parts of Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward. The election is Nov. 3; early voting begins Oct. 16.

Brown, a 74-year-old Democrat, is a native New Orleanian who spent 30 years in New Orleans schools, including stints as principal of Alcee Fortier High School, Harriet Tubman Elementary, and Phillips Junior High before retiring in 2003. 

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