While one of her opponents may have won the lion's share of the endorsements handed out so far in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 mayoral race in Kenner, at-large City Councilwoman Maria DeFrancesch has locked up the one she called the "nearest and dear…
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Amos Cormier III qualified Tuesday to run for Plaquemines Parish president, an office that was vacated when his father -- Amos Cormier Jr. -- died last month.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The three-day qualifying period for the Nov. 8 elections for offices such as Kenner mayor and Plaquemines Parish president opened Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The race is officially on for the November elections, with qualifying having opened Wednesday for seats on the Orleans Parish School Board and Kenner City Council, Plaquemines Parish president, New Orleans judgeships and police chief of Slidell.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Kenner Councilman Keith Reynaud ended months of speculation about whether he would run in the city's upcoming mayoral election by announcing Tuesday that he would indeed enter the race.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Two of the leading candidates for the Louisiana U.S. Senate seat report raising about $1 million each during the past three months.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
The race for an open Kenner City Council seat has been largely quiet so far, but that is changing as the sign-up window for the Nov. 8 primary approaches later this month.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
A property tax increase to boost police and fire funding in New Orleans by about $26.6 million a year for 12 years and a bond issue that will largely be used for repairing streets are on the ballot for voters in the city today.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
As New Orleans voters consider whether to raise property taxes for police and firefighters, one city councilwoman argues that it’s time for "meaningful tax reform," including collecting some property taxes the city currently foregoes.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West will hold three public meetings at which residents can ask questions about the millage proposals on the Nov. 21 ballot in West Jefferson and Algiers.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith was elected sheriff of St. Tammany Parish on Saturday, narrowly denying Jack Strain a sixth term in an upset that saw yet another longtime north shore incumbent forced from office.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Attorney James “Jimmy” Harris cruised to victory Saturday over pastor Ray Crawford for the House of Representatives 99th District seat.
Monday, November 23, 2015
John Brown Sr. prevailed with 57 percent of the vote in Saturday’s runoff election for the Orleans Parish School Board seat that opened up after Ira Thomas was indicted for taking a bribe.
John Bagneris defeated Alicia Plummer Clivens for the Louisiana House of Representatives seat in District 100 on Saturday, capturing 55 percent of the vote.
Monday, November 23, 2015
With all 98 precincts reporting, a 5.5-mill property tax increase for flood protection for the West Bank of Jefferson Parish was rejected by voters Saturday, with 58 percent voting against the measure.
Update, 911 p.m. - It’s over. St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre wins re-election over former colleague and ex-captain Michael Hoover. Tregre wins with 59 percent of the vote, with unofficial turnout at 59 percent. Tregre narrowly missed avoiding…
With all the returns in, two-term St. Charles Parish Councilman Larry Cochran will become the next parish president, besting former Councilman Terry Authement by a 12-point margin.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
A few months ago, it looked like the race for St. Tammany clerk of court was going to be a classic incumbent-vs.-insurgent battle, as five-term Clerk Malise Prieto began mobilizing for her campaign and local lawyer Nelson Rivers launched a blister…
The runoff Saturday in state Senate District 7 will turn on whether voters like the idea of electing an experienced politician — or the idea of sending one packing.
It’s hard to say who will win Saturday’s runoff for an open seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, but it’s clear enough that the Ira Thomas era is over.
Natalie Robottom, who faces a runoff election Saturday as she tries to hold onto her job as St. John the Baptist Parish president, accused her challenger of racism on Friday, citing a voice message that he left with one of her supporters.
The staff at Beth Butler’s polling station in the Bywater neighborhood doesn’t even ask her for a photo ID on election day anymore. They know Butler is there to make a point, as well as to cast a ballot.
St. Charles Parish Council Chairman Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, and former Councilman Terry Authement, R-Boutte, are continuing to court voters before Saturday’s runoff to succeed Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr., who is barred from seeking re-…
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Incumbent St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom is fiercely defending her record and highlighting both her relative youth and her administrative experience as she fights to fend off wealthy trial lawyer Danny Becnel Jr. and hold o…
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
To hear Ray Crawford tell it, the contest between him and Jimmy Harris for the House District 99 seat brings to mind the story of David and Goliath.
Monday, November 16, 2015
If the Oct. 24 primary was an indication, voters in St. John the Baptist Parish haven’t quite figured out what to make of Sheriff Mike Tregre’s trying first term in office.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Now that voters have shown their embattled parish president the door, many political observers expect the Nov. 21 runoff for St. Bernard Parish’s top job to be decided by a fraction of its residents.
A Marrero legislator is questioning the spending practices of the agency that oversees flood protection on the West Bank in advance of the Nov. 21 vote on its millage proposals, requesting information about recent salary and benefit increases and …
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Voters in Algiers and West Jefferson will decide Nov. 21 whether to pay new or renewed property taxes to fund the maintenance and operation of the improved flood protection system for the West Bank built over the past seven years by the U.S. Army …
Sunday, November 08, 2015
St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom illegally paid her daughter about $5,000 from her campaign coffers before the Oct. 24 primary, according to her campaign finance filings.
Friday, October 30, 2015
The New Orleans branch of the NAACP on Thursday called on U.S. Sen. David Vitter to stop airing a television ad telling viewers that his Democratic rival, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, would release thousands of “dangerous thugs” from prison if he …
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
John Brown, a long-time New Orleans principal, will go to a runoff with Keith Barney, a special education teacher, in the race to fill the Orleans Parish School Board seat left vacant when Ira Thomas was indicted this year for taking a bribe.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Incumbent St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom will face off against well-known LaPlace trial lawyer Danny Becnel Jr. in next month’s runoff election for parish president.
Longtime St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is headed for a runoff with Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith, the first time the five-term incumbent has faced a runoff since he first won the office in 1996.
Long after many St. Bernard Parish residents gave up urging their embattled parish leader to step aside over his mounting legal issues, they finally threw him out, instead choosing a pair of Parish Council veterans to compete in next month’s runof…
He was criticized for changing his last name almost 20 years ago and attacked for having professional ties to former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, who is now in federal prison.
Conrad Appel easily defeated fellow Republican John LaBruzzo on Saturday to hold onto his state Senate seat in District 9, fending off a challenge fueled by opposition to the state’s new Common Core academic standards.
Rodney Lyons Sr. has defeated Ebony Woodruff in the race for the District 87 seat in the state House of Representatives, 59 percent to 41 percent.
State Rep. Joseph Bouie, D-New Orleans, beat back a challenge from newcomer Misskeith Prevost Saturday, winning 88 percent of the vote. Bouie’s election grants him four years in a seat he won by special election one short year ago, after former St…
Two-term St. Charles Parish Councilman Larry Cochran will square off next month against former Councilman Terry Authement in a runoff for parish president.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s 1/4-cent sales tax increase in the French Quarter to support an ongoing State Police contingent for the city’s historic core cruised to an easy victory in voting by Quarter residents.