New Orleans council elections get a little more crowded

The second day of the three-day qualifying period for city elections in New Orleans is typically slow. Most candidates try to demonstrate their eagerness to serve by jumping in on the first day, or hope to make a splash at the very last moment.

Still, Day 2 of qualifying on Thursday did see a few of the upcoming City Council races grow a little more crowded.

David Capasso, who did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment, jumped into the District A race against incumbent Susan Guidry, who also faces a challenge from Tulane University doctoral student Drew Ward.

Carlos Williams, a hotel industry worker, qualified to take on at-large Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson and former Civil District Court Judge Nadine Ramsey in District C, where incumbent Kristin Gisleson Palmer is not seeking re-election.

And Dalton Savwoir Jr., who has served as head of the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association, got into the District D race, where he will compete with state Rep. Jared Brossett and Southern University professor Joseph Bouie.