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.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
LaToya Cantrell soared past Desiree Charbonnet on Saturday to become the first female mayor of New Orleans, winning in a landslide after a hard-fought race that pitted the city's political establishment against grass-roots organizing and turned lo…
Voters on Saturday approved a 2.15-mill tax to keep the street lights burning in St. Tammany Lighting District No. 6 and also approved a $7.8 million bond issue for Coquille Park.
It's Election Day in Louisiana. And you can view complete results for the biggest races in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
Covington City Councilman Mark Wright defeated retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness for the House District 77 seat Saturday, overcoming an opponent who had been the front-runner in the Oct. 14 primary and had more money and greater name recognition.
The third try was the charm for cable television personality D. Nicole Sheppard, who bested fellow attorney Omar Mason to win a spot on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench on Saturday.
Polls in Louisiana will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for voters to cast ballots on a variety of elections, include the New Orleans mayor's race and the state treasurer's race. Also, there are a number of propositions and other races on l…
Friday, November 17, 2017
New Orleans voters will elect a new mayor Saturday, capping an increasingly bitter campaign that will make history regardless of who wins, with a woman winning the job for the first time since the city's founding in 1718.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
With less than 48 hours to go before the polls open, Desiree Charbonnet came out swinging against front-runner LaToya Cantrell on Thursday night in the final debate of the city's mayoral runoff campaign.
“Traffic Time” TV show host D. Nicole Sheppard starts in the pole position in Saturday’s runoff for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship, but fellow attorney Omar Mason is still running the race.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Mayoral candidates LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet pledged Wednesday to support a landmark ordinance that would force New Orleans politicians to refuse campaign contributions from owners of companies that do business with the city -- a move…
The race for the New Orleans City Council’s District B seat — already a scrappy contest before last month's primary — has turned into a bare-fisted brawl ahead of Saturday’s runoff.
Voters in New Orleans' largest City Council district will decide Saturday whether to return James Gray to the District E council seat or elect Cyndi Nguyen, who would be the first Vietnamese council member.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Insults are hardly unusual in political races or on talk radio. But Rob Maness, who is running for the state House District 77 seat, blew his top when a caller to his WGSO-AM radio show asserted that anyone to the right of Sen. Ted Cruz — presumab…
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
Normally, a runoff is an opportunity for candidates to distinguish themselves from their opponents on the issues, sharpening and amplifying their messages once they’re no longer competing with a crowded field.
St. Tammany Parish Recreation District 14, which serves Madisonville, Goodbee and parts of unincorporated Covington, was one of the few governmental agencies that succeeded in getting voters to approve a tax in April's election, albeit with only 5…
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
The state legislative auditor is looking into how New Orleans City Council members use their taxpayer-funded credit cards — a move apparently prompted by the recent controversy over spending by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Secretary of State Tom Schedler seems downright depressed about the Nov. 18 runoff, when only one of 10 voters are expected to participate in deciding who handles the state’s money. Not a taciturn fellow, Schedler laments democracy’s future and sh…
Friday, November 03, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Businessman Troy Henry, the fourth-place finisher in the New Orleans mayoral primary, swung his support behind LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
In a highly unusual escalation of a political controversy in the New Orleans mayor's race, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro — a major backer of candidate Desiree Charbonnet — has formally and publicly referred allegations against her opponent, La…
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell has used her taxpayer-funded city credit card to pay for at least $8,950 in personal or political expenses since she took office in late 2012, later reimbursing the city in several payments, sometimes …
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The two women vying to be the next mayor of New Orleans offered differing strategies Tuesday for keeping young talent in the city over the long term and ensuring corruption has no place in their administration.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet have already shattered the glass ceiling. Next year, a woman will for the first time take charge of City Hall in New Orleans.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Reggie Laurent, who lost a bid for a judgeship on the north shore last week, said Saturday that he didn't want to comment on his sister's angry Internet post concerning the election, and is instead "moving forward" with other justice-related efforts.
Friday, October 20, 2017
LaToya Cantrell’s campaign for mayor picked up a key endorsement from third-place finisher Michael Bagneris on Friday, extending the momentum she gained with the surprisingly wide margin of her first-place finish in the Oct. 14 primary.
Margaret "Mel" Laurent resigned Friday from her job as a victim assistance coordinator at the 22nd Judicial District Attorney's Office on the north shore — a move that took place after she posted a rant on Facebook, laced with profanity and racial…
Thursday, October 19, 2017
John Fortunato, the longtime Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, kicked off his campaign for sheriff Thursday evening, portraying himself as a law-and-order leader who would place policing over "political correctness" and adopt the no-non…