GET TO KNOW KNOX
SERVING HIS COUNTRY
Alzono Knox grew up in a big, loving family that worked hard to keep food on the table.
Alonzo chose to serve his country as a Marine Infantryman. After seeing combat duty in Operation Desert Storm, Alonzo attended Southern University where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.
He then went on to work with two US Senators in representing the state of Louisiana.
PRESERVING OUR CULTURE
Knox is a historic preservationist who’s worked hard to protect the unique history and culture of our neighborhoods.
He served for six years on the Historic District Landmark Commission and has been at the forefront of making sure that the Municipal Auditorium is brought back as a cultural center.
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Alonzo received an MBA from Trinity University. He and his wife, Jessica, own Backatown Coffee Parlour in Iberville/Tremé.
Backatown is known for bringing communities together and has become a gathering house for people of all walks of life to engage.
EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Alonzo received a degree in law enforcement from Southern University and served as the Director of Community Engagement for the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation.
As our council-member, he’ll be laser-focused on stopping violent crime in our neighborhoods and addressing its root causes like poverty, lack of opportunity, and mental illness.