About Angel Harris

Inspired to become a lawyer by her personal hero, civil rights icon and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Angel recognizes the importance of equal access to justice and the power lawyers and judges have in shaping our criminal justice system.

Why I’m Running

I moved to New Orleans over a decade ago to start my career at the Orleans Public Defenders Office, and I fell in love with the people, the culture and the food. New Orleans has forever changed who I am as a person and advocate. The city has taught me the beauty of improvisation and resilience. It also exposed me to the harsh realities of the criminal court system. My love and passion for New Orleans drives my decision to run for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge-Section L.

What I Plan to Bring to the Bench

Equal Access to Justice


Alternatives to Incarceration

Stop Criminalization of Poverty

“Simple answers for complex problems are not enough. We need effective solutions born from love for the community.”

– Angel Harris