BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The president of the East Baton Rouge School Board announced Tuesday that she is running for the East Baton Rouge Metro Council.
Barbara Freiberg she will seek the District 12 seat, which is currently held by John Delgado, who has announced he is running for mayor-president.
Kenilworth, Southdowns, Valley Park, areas south of the LSU campus and other neighborhoods are located in the district.
"The problems we face as a community-public safety, traffic, and education-can be tackled in a more aggressive manner when our economy is growing, our people are working, and our citizens are acquiring new skills," Freiberg said in a written release. "Helping to build stronger and greater economic opportunities for our community is why I am running for Metro-Council."
Freiberg has been an educator for more than 44 years, teaching at Glen Oaks High, Lee High and University High.