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Best of New Orleans 2017: politics 

click to enlarge Wig design by Brooklyn Shaffer for Fifi Mahony’s

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Wig design by Brooklyn Shaffer for Fifi Mahony’s

Best local scandal

»1. Confederate monuments
The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board screwed the pooch big time five days after the conclusion of this year's BONO voting. Which would have won in a one-to-one contest: the monuments or the S&WB? Who knows?

2. Mike Yenni sexting

3. Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Public Library Foundation

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Best member of the Louisiana Legislature

»1. Helena Moreno
Among some of the, uh, questionable voices in the Louisiana Legislature, state Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, is often a voice of reason, intelligence and progressivism. She's the most visible elected official in Baton Rouge, advocating for issues affecting women, including sexual assault, equal pay and domestic violence, among others. Now she's running for New Orleans City Council At-Large.

2. Walt Leger III

3. Karen Carter Peterson


Best Congress member from Louisiana

»1. Steve Scalise

2. Cedric Richmond

3. Bill Cassidy


Best New Orleans City Council member

»1. Stacy Head

2. LaToya Cantrell

3. Susan Guidry


Best Jefferson Parish Council member

»1. Cynthia Lee-Sheng

2. Jennifer Van Vrancken

3. Chris Roberts


Best candidate for New Orleans mayor

»1. Sidney Torres IV

2. LaToya Cantrell

3. Desiree Charbonnet


Best next job for Mitch Landrieu

»1. Garbage collector

2. Retirement

3. Prisoner

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