New Orleans elects first female mayor in city history

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 19, 2017

History was made Saturday (Nov. 18) when New Orleans voters chose City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell as the city's first female mayor.

It's Election Day in Louisiana and one of the closely watched races is that of who will be New Orleans' next mayor. She received 60 percent of the vote in the runoff against former Municipal Court judge Desiree Charbonnet.

Charbonnet's campaign released documents showing that Cantrell used a city-issued credit card for personal expenses, then later repaid those expenses with campaign money or money from her personal account.

New Orleans elects first female mayor
A woman was elected for the first mayor of New Orleans

She's been on the City Council since 2012. She came to New Orleans to go to college at Xavier, and helped pay for it by working in the hospitality industry, which gave her a glimpse into how many New Orleanians live.

That clearly resonated with millenials and post-Katrina transplants who flocked to her campaign, pre-election polls showed.

What do you want the next mayor to know about your life?

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