The race for sheriff is virtually inescapable in Jefferson Parish, with campaign spots filling the airwaves and direct mailers inundating voters from Kenner to Grand Isle. Busy intersections have become an advertising battleground between Sheriff …
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Former St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis raised the most money in campaign donations in the final leg of the four-way race for Slidell mayor, with state Rep. Greg Cromer running a close second, according to the most recent campaign finance …
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Lawyer Royce Duplessis continues to have the financial edge in the House District 93 race, having swooped up more than $24,000 in the past month, according to campaign finance reports out this week.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Three prominent business groups are backing a pair of proposed sales tax renewals for the St. Tammany Parish courthouse and jail, both of which voters have rejected twice before.
Monday, March 12, 2018
John Fortunato said in a televised debate Sunday night that he would support the re-election next year of Mike Yenni, the politically toxic Jefferson Parish president who weathered a recall effort last year following a sexting scandal that involve…
Sunday, March 11, 2018
All four candidates in the race for the District 93 state House seat are vying for their first elected office, but all say they've got the chops to move the New Orleans district forward.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Both candidates vying for the only open at-large seat on the Kenner City Council say they believe in attracting new residents with low taxes, economic opportunity and the reliable delivery of basic municipal services.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
On his big night last fall, John Fortunato weaved his way through a standing-room-only crowd, glad-handing supporters who packed the Balcony Ballroom in Metairie. Smartly dressed, he strode to a podium cluttered with microphones — a familiar spotl…
The 20 or so Hispanic activists and journalists listened politely as Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto III offered his standard campaign spiel one recent evening at the Iglesia de Dios Getsemani church in Metairie.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Following recent revelations that Newell Normand enjoyed two lucrative side gigs while serving as Jefferson Parish sheriff, both candidates vying to fill Normand's unexpired term have promised to avoid any form of secondary employment if they win …
Thursday, March 08, 2018
The four candidates running to become the next mayor of Slidell are all stressing the same central issue as they campaign for the March 24 primary: reviving the economic fortunes of a city that boomed during the heyday of the U.S. space program a …
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
With both of the Slidell City Council's at-large members term-limited, two new people will be representing the city as a whole on the council come July.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
North Kenner is often viewed as a haven of suburban tranquility, with quiet, tree-lined streets and well-kept playgrounds. But that doesn't mean the area has no problems, and those problems are providing the grist for the two-man race in Kenner's …
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
For the third time in two years, St. Tammany Parish voters are being asked this month to approve a pair of sales tax renewals: one for the 1,100-bed parish jail and the other for the St. Tammany Justice Center, which houses 22nd Judicial District …
Sunday, March 04, 2018
In one of her first public interviews since losing the Nov. 18 New Orleans mayoral runoff to LaToya Cantrell, former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet said she is considering signing up for the fall elections, and not necessarily for a judi…
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Like any seasoned politician, Vinny Mosca relishes the homestretch of a hard-fought election. And if for no other reason, the former Harahan mayor has followed the current Jefferson Parish sheriff's race for its sheer entertainment factor.
A former City Council member, the son of a federal judge and a lawyer who describes herself as a community activist are competing for an open seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.
Saturday, March 03, 2018
At first glance, the race for the District 3 seat on the Kenner City Council looks like a contest between two political neophytes.
Two political newcomers are challenging incumbent Gregory Carroll for the District 1 seat on the Kenner City Council in this year's municipal election, with both saying Kenner's residents need better communication from the city's elected officials.
Friday, March 02, 2018
The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against a one-fifth cent sales tax for the St. Tammany Justice Center but is supporting another fifth of a penny sales tax for the parish jail, both of which will go before voters March 24.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Many voters in New Orleans had not yet been born when Dale Atkins won her first race for clerk of Civil District Court in 1989.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto on Tuesday accused John Fortunato of flouting campaign finance rules by turning a recent food giveaway into a political rally at a Kenner charter school.
Monday, February 26, 2018
For the first time in over a decade, someone other than Bill Borchert will hold the District G seat on the Slidell City Council after this year's elections.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The race to fill the Slidell City Council District E seat has drawn two candidates, both Republicans in their 40s with backgrounds in information technology, who sound similar themes about the city's need for economic development.
In an election cycle that has many open seats on the Slidell City Council because of term limits, a veteran council member who has been in office since 2002 is running against a political newcomer for the District F seat.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tommy Benasco, a cop turned contractor, and David Dunham, owner of a family business, are vying in the March 24 election to represent Slidell's District B, in the southern part of the city that was hard hit by flooding from Hurricane Katrina.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The man challenging incumbent Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto in next month's election again accused Lopinto of lying about a recent controversy over campaign spying during a feisty public debate Thursday.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The race for the District A seat on the Slidell City Council pits an experienced political consultant against a retired educator, with both saying the local economy needs a boost.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Mark Wright left a hole on the Covington City Council when he made a successful run last year for the District 77 seat in the state House of Representatives.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
St. Tammany Parish is trying for a third time to get voter approval to renew sales taxes for the parish jail and courthouse, and once again, Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany, a self-styled government watchdog group, is opposing both measures.
Friday, January 26, 2018
The St. Tammany chapter of the Alliance for Good Government has announced its endorsements for Slidell municipal races in the March 24 primary.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Kenner mayoral candidate Vinny Mendoza, one of three challengers to incumbent Mayor Ben Zahn, has been disqualified from the race, court documents show.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal, who drew an opponent on the final day of qualifying for the March 24 election, will return to office without having to campaign after a judge disqualified his challenger Tuesday.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Qualifying continued Thursday for the March 24 primary election. Below is a list of candidates who have qualified to run in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.
Monday, December 18, 2017
A special election to fill the legislative seat of Chris Broadwater is scheduled for Feb. 17, House Speaker Taylor Barras said in a proclamation Monday.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Bloomberg’s called Tuesday’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama a “Hobson’s choice” for the Republicans because of the party’s association with Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Republican candidate recently accused of hitting on teenage …
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
A few months ago, it would have been hard to imagine how Leslie Jacobs, godmother of the local charter school movement, could make herself a more controversial figure in New Orleans.
Monday, November 27, 2017
An official recount Monday confirmed the narrow victory that Jay Banks scored over opponent Seth Bloom in this month's runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Though few voters and reporters paid heed, the recent state treasurer’s race gave us a preview of how things might play out in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
LaToya Cantrell rode to her resounding victory in the New Orleans mayor’s race by emotionally connecting with a cross-racial coalition of voters throughout the city, according to analyses of Saturday’s returns.
Historic change has been the leitmotif of the 2017 election in New Orleans, with voters choosing the city's first female mayor in Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell after a runoff that featured two women.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Jay Banks was elected to the New Orleans City Council on Saturday, eking out a victory over challenger Seth Bloom, who reportedly isn't ready to concede the race.
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
Voters in the town of Jean Lafitte voted to renew a property tax of 16.65 mills for a period of 10 years to pay for improved fire protection.
Challenger Cyndi Nguyen easily unseated Councilman James Gray on Saturday, denying his bid for a second full term in the District E seat. Nguyen, a 47-year-old community organizer, becomes the first council member of Vietnamese descent.
Residents of the West Bank subdivision of Stonebridge approved a 45-mill tax that will allow residents to purchase its 27-hole golf course.