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.