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Friday, March 31, 2017

LaToya Cantrell is running for mayor

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 1:03 PM

click to enlarge City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at the Women's March New Orleans in January. - KAT STROMQUIST
  • KAT STROMQUIST
  • City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at the Women's March New Orleans in January.

As was widely speculated, District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will be running for mayor in the municipal election this fall. A spokesman for Cantrell confirmed today that an announcement will be coming soon.

Though Cantrell has made no formal announcement, she's dropped hints over the past few months about feeling a “call to serve.” Today a slick election website was unveiled seeking donations and highlighting her accomplishments as a Broadmoor community leader and city councilwoman.

The only other announced candidate is former Judge Michael Bagneris, though many familiar names are expected to join the race. Among the possibilities: State Rep. Walt Leger, State Sen. JP Morrell, State Sen. Troy Carter, Councilman At-Large Jason Williams, Judge Desiree Charbonnet and real estate developer Sidney Torres.

Qualifying takes place in July.

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