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Mayoral Candidates to Take Part in Youth-Focused Town Hall Forum

New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, several top contenders in the race will meet with the Youth Voices Council to share their vision for the future of New Orleans. 


Platform Breakdown: LaToya Cantrell vs. Desiree Charbonnet

Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet are vying to become the first female Mayor of New Orleans. It's high time, as over half of the Crescent City's population is female (51.6 percent according to the 2010 Census). Of the 18 contenders in the mayoral race, if either of these two leading candidates win it will be a landmark victory for the city. But their approaches to how they would take over New Orleans' highest office are very different. Read on for an in-depth breakdown of their different platforms. 


The Veteran Politician

Get to Know Michael Bagneris, the Man With a Solid Campaign to Be the Next Mayor of New Orleans

It would be a mistake to underestimate Michael Bagneris. Sure, he faces 17 other candidates in his bid to become Mayor of New Orleans — including his two leading opponents, up-and-coming political stars Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet — but Bagneris makes a strong case to take over the highest office in the Crescent City. Read on for NoDef’s interview with the mayoral candidate, where he sounds off on the city’s safety, job markets, and his dreams of New Orleans in the future. 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

The Race Is on - Ready, Set, ... Wait A Sec!

The contenders vying to become mayor of New Orleans are now set. Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell, Desiree Charbonnet, and Troy Henry are just four of the 18 people interested in leading the city into the next decade of this 21st century, a city struggling to reconcile its movement forward with its complicated past – and who better to do that than candidates with ties to the old political orders of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, right?  


Off to the Races (Photos)

The race to see who will replace Mitch at his mayoral mantle intensified on Friday, after the three-day qualifying period saw 18 candidates throw their hats in the ring in a bid for the Crescent City's highest office. Scroll on for photos of some of the candidates from the official qualifying day.


Mr. Independent

Mayoral Hopeful Asks ‘Isn’t it Time for a Bruski?’

“I want to be the mayor of the people and for the people.” If there is just one thing to know about mayoral hopeful Edward Bruski, that sentiment would be it. The independent candidate has been a New Orleans resident for nearly a decade, and hopes to bring the people’s perspective to the highest office in the Crescent City. 


Desiree Charbonnet, Possible Mayoral Candidate, Joins Louisiana Law Firm

There were whispers circulating around town for months that Judge Desiree Charbonnet would run for Mayor of New Orleans this fall when current Mayor Mitch Landrieu leaves office. Instead of the long-expected announcement that she would be seeking office, it was announced on Thursday (4.27) that Charbonnet will join the esteemed law firm Sullivan Stolier Schulze & Grubb, LLC. 

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