The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club has chosen Andrew “Pete” Sanchez Jr. as King Zulu-elect 2015.
Those elected as characters are Bernard Newel, Big Shot; James Jones, Witch Doctor; Matt Williams, Mayor; Clifton Jones, Ambassador; Terrell Walker, Governor; Aaron Davis, Province Prince; and Roy Fox, Mr. Big Stuff.
Zulu is the only New Orleans Carnival krewe to elect its king. The process includes a campaign to earn votes. Some consider the campaigning, and the associated parties, to be as much fun as Carnival itself. The remaining Zulu characters also are elected, including the Big Shot, who tries to upstage the king.