Mayor announces Diana Bajoie as interim council member

New Orleans, La. - Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday that former state legislator Diana Bajoie will temporarily fill the District B council seat.

The mayor made the announcement at an afternoon news conference.

Stacy Head, the District B representative since 2006, was elected to one of the council's two at-large seats in April.

"I wanted someone with relevant experience," said Landrieu. "I wanted somebody who could build coalitions."

Only three council members were present at the announcement.

Jackie Clarkson said "all the other council members who are not here are happy and welcome her in as well."

Bajoie will fill the post until an election is held on November 6th.