Saturday, March 25, 2017
Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown edged out her colleague, Tiffany Chase, to take the race for an open seat on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Westwego Mayor John Shaddinger will have to defeat Joe Peoples, a civilian Police Department employee and volunteer firefighter, in an April 29 runoff to win another term in office.
Civil attorney Suzanne "Suzy" Montero and insurance attorney Rachael Johnson are headed for a runoff in the race for a vacant seat on the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court bench after a heated primary that featured a flurry of late attack ads.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thomas Malik and Steven Fraker are headed to a runoff for the District 7 council seat in St. John the Baptist Parish.
After two years sitting out of elected office, former Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni routed two opponents in the race for the open state House seat representing the 92nd District.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Voters head to the polls Saturday to decide a handful of municipal and judicial races, but turnout is expected to be particularly depressed thanks to expected severe weather.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Four of the five seats on the Westwego City Council are being contested in Saturday’s election, including three in which incumbents are seeking new terms. One spot was left open when District 5 Councilman Larry Warino decided against running for r…
The race for an open seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench features three women from varying legal backgrounds, and a flurry of late campaign hits.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The winner of Saturday's election for a seat on the state appeals court bench in New Orleans will be a veteran Civil District Court jurist with experience clerking at the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Ahead of Saturday's election to fill an open East Jefferson-based seat in the state House, former Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni has been telling voters that his experience as a legislator, business owner and civic activist makes him best-suite…
Westwego’s mayoral race features a rematch between two candidates who have squared off twice before, along with a political neophyte seeking office for the first time. The election is Saturday.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Kenner voters will decide Saturday whether to renew a property tax adopted in 2003 that generates $2.8 million each year for maintenance and repairs to the city's streets.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Two LaPlace residents will go head-to-head in a special election Saturday for a seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Voters will elect a new representative for the District 7 seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish Council on Saturday, choosing among a tax accountant, a college student and a chemical company manager.
Four state lawmakers. Two City Council members. One current and one former judge. The district attorney. And a businessman turned reality TV host.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fur is flying in the race for a seat on the Civil District Court bench in Orleans Parish, with the release this week of scathing mailers and TV ads from candidate Rachael Johnson, daughter of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Chastened by overwhelming voter rejection in 2016 of two sales tax renewals to support operation and upkeep of the parish's jail and courthouse, parish leaders have modified the proposals in ways they hope will make them more palatable.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards began raising money for his re-election campaign only eight days after taking the oath of office in January 2016 and ended the year having collected about $3 million, according to his fundraisers.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
New Orleans March to Center on Women's Rights, Human Rights, and Equality for All Women’s March New Orleans, Our Revolution, NOW Baton Rouge, and Millennials March join together and march in New Orleans Saturday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler asked Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump to undo a recent federal decision that designates elections systems in all 50 states as “critical infrastructure.”
Friday, January 13, 2017
Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson and the entire City Council were automatically re-elected Friday after no candidates qualified to challenge them in the March 25 primary.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Qualifying for the March 25 primary election continued Tuesday, with races dotting the metro area, including contests for councils and mayors in Gretna and Westwego as well as a pair of appeals court seats, a Civil District Court seat in New Orlea…
Friday, January 06, 2017
Banker Kevin Delahoussaye, Dots Diner chain owner Larry Katz and business management group leader Jack Rizzuto are under consideration to temporarily take over a Jefferson Parish Council seat that is soon opening up, according to numerous parish o…
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
State Sen. Danny Martiny and Kenner City Councilman Dominick Impastato plan to run for the open seat on the Jefferson Parish Council that will soon be vacated by Ben Zahn, they both said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
Under unusual scrutiny, Louisiana's eight presidential electors Monday cast their votes for Republican Donald Trump as president.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
John Kennedy celebrated his election to the U.S. Senate Saturday in typical politician style: at a hotel, with an open bar and food for donors and supporters.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Northshore Harbor Center Convention and Events Center's appointed board knew it faced an uphill battle this year to renew a 3-mill property tax to operate the eastern St. Tammany Parish venue.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
New Orleans voters on Saturday approved a property tax increase to fund a $75 million settlement with firefighters, meaning the city will be able to implement a deal putting to rest decades-old issues over back pay and pensions for Fire Department…
Randy Fandal, who defeated Kevin O’Neill on Saturday in a runoff to be Slidell’s next police chief, has said he plans to take the department’s reins immediately.
St. Tammany’s normally tax-averse voters were in a giving mood Saturday, approving three parishwide taxes and three smaller ones, according to results from the Secretary of State's website.
St. Charles Parish voters on Saturday approved two millages to help pay for recreation services and for facilities for the parish's elderly.
Jeff Perilloux, a lawyer for St. John the Baptist Parish, has won a runoff against defense attorney Nghana Lewis Gauff for the Division B judgeship in 40th Judicial District Court.
Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday overwhelmingly approved renewing three millages that support drainage, recreation and public schools, as well as a sales tax that provides about $48 million annually for roadwork, drainage and sewerage improvements.
Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn will be the next mayor of Kenner after easily defeating Kenner City Councilman Gregory Carroll in a runoff Saturday.
Republican John Kennedy won a seat in the U.S. Senate in a lopsided victory Saturday, finally clinching the office he'd unsuccessfully sought twice before.
The showdown between U.S. Senate candidates John Kennedy and Foster Campbell will be decided Saturday night, in addition other key New Orleans-area races such as Kenner mayor, Plaquemines Parish president and more.
Friday, December 09, 2016
New Orleans area residents will cast ballots in the statewide race to determine the next U.S. senator from Louisiana and will decide several local races in Saturday’s election, including tax measures in Orleans and Jefferson Parish and runoffs for…
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell said Friday that the visit of President-elect Donald Trump in support of his Republican opponent is proof that the GOP is worried about the Louisiana election despite polls showing a double-digit lead.