Brendan Csaposs

East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council, District 8

Brendan will be one of two openly LGBTQ elected officials in Louisiana


Brendan Csaposs is a Principal-in-Residence with IDEA Public Schools in Baton Rouge, LA. Currently in his 10th year in education, he helped found a new public school serving historically underserved students in 2018. Brendan grew up in upstate New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in LGBT Studies and Music from Hobart College in 2009, his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The George Washington University in 2016, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education at the University of Arkansas.

As a passionate advocate for equity, Brendan has been working vigorously since moving to Baton Rouge in 2009 to support the right of all students to an excellent, college-preparatory education, regardless of their race, class, or geography. Despite being a transplant, he quickly fell in love with the people, culture, and food of Southern Louisiana, and decided to make the state his long-term home. Seeing the challenges his students faced, he decided to seek out ways to improve quality of life for all in our state.

In 2018, while reflecting on his role in the work to be done in the local community, he made the decision to undertake a run for East Baton Rouge Metro Council, with the belief that in this elected position, he could better effect change for the people of the city and parish. Running on a platform of LGBTQ inclusion, police reform, and small business reinvestment, he hopes to impact change in the years to come across the Baton Rouge cityscape and beyond.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Brendan will be one of two openly LGBTQ elected officials in Louisiana.
  • He will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the East Baton Rouge Metro Council.

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