Carlos Luis Zervigon is a Lifelong Progressive, Pro-Choice Democrat running to represent District 98.
A leader in public education and a champion for civil and equal rights dedicated to delivering a more equitable and prosperous community.
Carlos Luis Zervigon is a New Orleanian immersed in delivering a more equitable and prosperous community for his neighbors. He lives a family tradition of devotion to equal justice, public service, and a better New Orleans. He learned advocacy and civic leadership from his grandmother, Anti-segregationist Icon Rosa Keller as well as a host of lifelong advocates and leaders in the Zervigon family, including his mother Mary and his father Luis – both tenacious warriors for civil and educational rights for all in their own right.
In this tradition, Carlos has blazed his own trail of leadership around equity and opportunity as a leader in education and our cultural communities. Among many leadership roles, Carlos serves as President of the Board of Ben Franklin High, a nationally-acclaimed public school; was Founding Board Chair of Audubon Charter School; and Board Member of the NOCCA Institute, among many other board roles. More than just a board member, Carlos has experience in the classroom as well, spending nearly a decade as a high school social studies teacher at Ben Franklin High. He also served as Vice President of the Board of the LASPCA. As a cultural ambassador for our city, Carlos has earned accolades for his work in visual arts and also helped found and then lead the New Orleans Creative Glass Institute as President and CEO.
Now, Carlos wants to bring his commitment to equity and justice to our state legislature as our community’s next Representative of District 98. Over the past four years, we’ve made progress towards expanded opportunity and prosperity, but there's still much to be done. Carlos will fight for increased wages, fairer tax policy, more funding for education across the board, and continued progress on criminal justice reform.
Carlos, a graduate of McMain High School, the University of New Orleans, and Tulane University, has lived in District 98 nearly all his life. He and his wife Elizabeth raised their six children in New Orleans.