New Orleans Elects First Female Mayor
History is made in New Orleans. Voters have elected a female mayor.
City Council woman LaToya Cantrell is the easy winner over former judge Desiree Charbonnet.
Charbonnet could not recover from political action committee attacks that painted her as a candidate who would cater to special interests.
The turnout in Orleans Parish for the Mayoral election was 32.9%. Cantrell got 60% of the vote.
Cantrell told her supporters:
"Almost 300 years, my friends, and New Orleans, we're still making history.
In other election news, John Schroder is elected State Treasurer with 56% of the vote. The turnout statewide is pegged at 12.5%.
In Caddo Parish, retired firefighter Louis Johnson wins a seat on the Commission with 66% of the vote. The turnout in that race was 12.7%.