Four years ago, voters in New Orleans cast ballots as the Saints were on the road to the Super Bowl. As can be expected, the Mayor’s race was an afterthought.
This year, the election season has been incredibly compact. After qualifying in mid-December, there were the holidays, the Saints’s march to the playoffs, and the winter ice storm. As a result, many voters don’t even realize there is an election tomorrow in New Orleans.
While state pensions surely are not a major issue during a campaign for New Orleans mayor, The Lens writer Tyler Bridges raised the topic in a recent article in that publication, revealing the amounts that current Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been drawing and the figures that Michael Bagneris hopes to collect since he has applied recently for his state pension after quitting his spot as a Judge at Civil District Court in Louisiana.
The New Orleans elections is getting closer, now less than ten days away.
Who’s winning? Who is supporting whom? Here is a summary of news, endorsements and an opinion from one of the region’s best-known PR and political experts, Cheron Brylski:
Can Mitch Landrieu, the present Mayor of New Orleans lose to an underfunded, relatively unknown former Civil Court Judge, who has just publically started his political campaign for the top job in the city?
With only hours left to the end of qualifying for elective office for the City of New Orleans, there have been some surprises and perhaps, hardly any surprises at all or simply more of the same faces running for the same or different available positions.
As suspected, Judge Michael G. Bagneris, a judge in the city’s Civil District Court for the past 20 years, submitted his resignation from the bench on Wednesday evening and will officially become a candidate for Mayor of New Orleans today at 11:45 am