Labor Day has come and gone which means other than escaping from Category 5 hurricanes, what else is there to discuss than New Orleans elections?
The future of New Orleans is before us this summer and fall as the most consequential elections season in eight years takes center stage.
Two of the major candidates for Mayor are women and as a result, the city might be led for the first time by a female. The two leading candidates for Mayor are currently Judge Desiree Charbonnet and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell. Also in the top tier of candidates is Judge Michael Bagneris, who ran against current Mayor Mitch Landrieu, four years ago.
According to a poll commissioned by New Orleans Mayoral candidate Judge Desiree Charbonnet and just released by that campaign, she is leading all other contenders. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners claims that she leads LaToya Cantrell 22% to 21% with Judge Michael Bagneris with 9% followed by Frank Spurlock at 2% . It should be noted that the poll was conducted in late June.