“I know that the last thing you are thinking about during this time and in the midst of a global pandemic is an elected official urging you to do another thing, like vote. The reality is I started my journey in politics in the midst of a disaster four years ago, and my sticking with it has nothing to do with the title but people. I believe people need proven leadership, resources, accountability, progressive policies, and economic enhancement in their community. It’s our responsibility to ensure that we vote, even in times like this, for a person that stands for people. That’s why I desire to continue in my leadership and service to District 5 and the City of Baton Rouge.”
I’m serving in the Metro City Council because our community deserves more.
More economic opportunity. More affordable housing. More quality education. More public transportation. More job training.
The status quo – underfunded schools, gridlock traffic, rising housing costs – isn’t good enough.
We need continuous, progressive leadership to confront the challenges facing Baton Rouge. I will make sure our community and our city are working to make our lives better.
Erika L. Green is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a product of the East Baton Rouge Public School System. After graduation from Belaire High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A & M University in Texas. At graduation, she received the highest student honor, Student Humanitarian. She returned to her hometown and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center.
She has been the Managing Attorney at her Baton Rouge firm, The Law Office of Erika Green, LLC since 2011. She also is an adoption provider for the Department of Children and Family Services. Her community impact extends to board memberships of the Gloryland Educational Resource Center, Inc., Baton Rouge Delta Development Corporation, YWCA, MidCity Redevelopment, the Advisory Board for the Office of Social Services, Capital Area Transit System, and Capital Regional Planning Commission. She is also an active member of the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Forum 35, NOBLE, Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Top Ladies of Distinction Nonpareil Chapter, and the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society. She is also a member of Gloryland Baptist Church. She is the founder of the IWE Festival, an urban book and cultural festival and Imagination Leads, a local nonprofit focused on promoting literacy and cultural awareness and leadership development programs in communities of color.
In January 2016, she was appointed to the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to serve as Councilwoman for District 5 and elected to serve in December 2016.