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Mayor, City Officials Sworn In at Saenger

Mayor Mitch was on stage at the Saenger this morning, but he wasn’t revisiting his thespian roots. Da Mayor and the other officials who were chosen by voters during municipal elections in February and March officially took office today at the city's swearing-in ceremony. 

Runoff Election Results: Williams, Ramsey Cruise Onto Council

Updated 4:25 a.m.

Election results are coming in, and a longtime councilwoman is the first to fall. Jason Williams beat Current District D rep Cynthia Hedge-Morrell for the remaining at-large seat. Hedge-Morrell conceded the race, ending her attempt to stay on the council despite term limits. Williams handily won the race, securing 68 percent of the vote to Hedge-Morrell's 32 percent.

Mayor Mitch Endorses Rouse in Coroner's Race

Mayor Mitch hung out with Zulu, emceed at Gallier Hall and rode a horse down Bourbon St. yesterday. But now that Mardi Gras is over, he's hoping to extend his coattails to other pols once again. With the March 15 runoff elections looming, Landrieu was back to making endorsements Wednesday. This time, he gave a nod to Jeffrey Rouse for Orleans Parish Coroner.

Election Qualifying Update: Races for Mayor, Coroner Could Heat Up

As many voters may have noticed from the continuing qualifying coverage—if one is able to keep track of the slew of campaign announcements—the new crop of elected officials in 2014 may very well look a lot like the old slate. The shuffling is especially evident in the City Council races, which is chcok full of current and former members who are merely switching seats, or looking to reclaim their place on Perdido.

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