New Orleans Mayoral Race 2017

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is welcoming his successor to his office. Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell just has to wait five months to move in.

New Orleans Election Results From The Lens

Nov 18, 2017
The Lens

Mayoral candidates Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell faced off in a historic election on Saturday night, while Districts B and E determine New Orleans City Council runoff winners. See who carried which neighborhoods with The Lens’ results maps

Jess Clark / WWNO

The New Orleans mayoral election is Saturday. WWNO’s Jessica Rosgaard sat down with both candidates. Here is her interview with councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, conducted on Monday, Nov. 13.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The New Orleans mayoral election is Saturday. WWNO's Jessica Rosgaard sat down with both candidates. Here is her interview with former municipal court judge Desiree Charbonnet, conducted on Thursday, Nov. 16.

On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll chat about National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week with representatives from Grace at the Green Light and the New Orleans Women & Children Shelter. Then, Jessica Rosgaard discusses the upcoming mayoral election with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace. 

And we'll share another story from Bring Your Own; a live story-telling series. 

Voters turn out on election day.
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The next mayor of New Orleans will be decided in a runoff scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. This month The Listening Post wanted to know what New Orleanians need from their leaders. We asked: 

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

2) What are the most important issues in this election? 

3) What kind of leader does New Orleans need? Give specifics.

We also got to speak with Mayor Mitch Landrieu for this edition of The Listening Post. Here's an excerpt from our interview: 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

WWNO Coastal Reporter Travis Lux and Nola.com | The Times-Picayune Coastal Reporter Tristan Baurick talk about the week in coastal news.

 

This week: The Feds announce they’ll open a historic amount of acreage to offshore drilling, mayoral candidates debate coastal and flooding issues, and the Center for Biological Diversity pushes to protect the Cuvier's beaked whale from the airguns of oil and gas companies.

 

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Mayoral candidates Desiree Charbonnet and Latoya Cantrell discussed water issues at a debate Wednesday night.

 

But it wasn’t much of a debate. Turns out, they actually agree on more than they disagree when it comes to water issues.

Jess Clark / WWNO

New Orleans mayoral candidates took part in two debates Wednesday night, each candidate attempting to stand out, but often overlapping with one another on answers to the city's education, crime and infrastructure problems.