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Today in NOLA 9.11.17


Today kicks off the citywide culinary celebration Restaurant Week, so dine on a dime at NOLA's top spots. Mayoral candidates will gather to discuss their policies as they relate to the city's music industry. Alt rockers Modest Mouse perform at The Civic, while Instant Opus returns to the Hi-Ho. On this day in 1722, the state’s first recorded hurricane wiped out New Orleans. If you're looking for something to do tonight besides find a good T.V. to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener, then read on for more details below. 


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. 

 


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. 

 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

Ladies First



As a father of two daughters who knows there can be no shortage of successful role models for young women, I am not going to exploit the recent, clichéd Wonder Woman analogy when I say it’s a good sign that two of the city’s declared candidates for mayor are women.  Rather, I’m going to yank out a line from one of my favorites, The Matrix. Near the end of the original film, as he holds Neo’s head close to the subway rail, Agent Smith asks, “You hear that, Mr. Anderson? It’s the sound of inevitability.”

 

That, New Orleans, is now your reality.

 


Mayoral Candidates LaToya Cantrell and Michael Bagneris to Take Part in 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, two of the top contenders in the race, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and Judge Michael Bagneris, will meet with community members for a major public forum. 


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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