Louisiana State Senator James “Jimmy” Harris III – Senate
Senator Harris, a true New Orleans
native son, is a graduate of St. Augustine High School. He received his
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College and earned his
Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center.
Professionally, prior to being elected
as the State Senator for senatorial District 4, he proudly served as the
State Representative for House District 99. He is the former Director
of Special Projects for Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana's 2nd
Congressional District and the Director of State Relations for the City
of New Orleans. He also served as the Legislative Advisor to State
Representative Cedric Richmond for then House District 101. Harris has
held senior level positions at the federal, state and municipal levels
of government. In addition to being a Louisiana State Senator, he
currently serves as a private practice Attorney.
As State Senator, Harris serves on the
committees on Finance, Judiciary A (Vice-Chairman), Senate &
Governmental Affairs and Legislative Audit Advisory Council; and serves
as Chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, a member of the
Democratic Caucus, the Orleans Delegation and Latino Commission.
Civically, Senator Harris is an active
member of Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club and Omega Phi Psi Fraternity
Inc. He also is a member of the Association of St. Augustine Alumni,
Morehouse College Alumni Association, Louisiana Bar Association and
Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.