Jared Brossett is a native son of New Orleans and a graduate of McDonogh 35 Senior High School, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He worked under two city council administrations, starting out as an intern in constituent affairs and legislative assistant and rising to chief of staff. In 2009, Brossett was elected to represent District 97 in the Louisiana House of Representatives and reelected in 2011.
While serving in Baton Rouge, he championed numerous causes, notably co-authoring the Equal Pay for Women Act, protecting the Homestead Exemption Act, establishing NOCCA as an artist’s academy with a full high school curriculum, strengthening the rights of those attacked in home invasions, and solidifying New Orleans’ representation in reapportionment.
Brossett was elected to represent District D on the New Orleans City Council in 2014 and served until 2022. He served as Chair of the New Orleans City Council’s Budget, Audit, and Board of Review Committee, Transportation, Utilities, Government Affairs, Economic Development and Special Projects, and Community Development committees.
Most recently, he served as the Director of Support Services for the Orleans Parish Communications District. There, he oversaw the departments of Finance, Facilities, and Human Resources and worked with the Orleans Legislative Delegation to approve $5 million in capital outlay dollars to expand OPCD in a $44 million dollar construction project.
Brossett also worked in the non-profit sphere as a program and advocacy coordinator for the Urban League of Louisiana. As a consultant, he facilitated over $36 million in ratepayer savings by urging the integration into a regional transmission system.
Throughout the years, he has received recognition for his civic engagement and public service, receiving the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society’s Earl J. Amedee Award for Public Service, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Legislative Leadership Award, the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Award, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s 2015 Mondale-Brooke Award for Fair Housing Leadership & Civic Participation.
Currently, Brossett serves as an At-Large Member of the Louisiana Emergency Response Commission, appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, and is a member of the New Orleans Chapter of NOBLE, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Brossett has multiple certifications from the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, and the Criminal Justice Information System National Crime Information Center.