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Mitchell Joseph Landrieu[1] (/ˈlændr/ LAN-droo;[2] born August 16, 1960) is an American attorney and politician who was Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. A Democrat, Landrieu served as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010.

Mitch Landrieu
Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2010.jpg
61st Mayor of New Orleans
In office
May 3, 2010 – May 7, 2018
Preceded byRay Nagin
Succeeded byLaToya Cantrell
President of the United States Conference of Mayors
In office
2017–2018
Preceded byMick Cornett
Succeeded byStephen K. Benjamin
51st Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
January 11, 2004 – May 3, 2010
GovernorKathleen Blanco
Bobby Jindal
Preceded byKathleen Blanco
Succeeded byScott Angelle
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 90th district
In office
1992–2004
Preceded byJames St. Raymond
Succeeded byTimothy Burns
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 89th district
In office
1988–1992
Preceded byMary Landrieu
Succeeded byPete Schneider
Personal details
Born
Mitchell Joseph Landrieu

(1960-08-16) August 16, 1960 (age 59)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Cheryl Quirk
RelationsMary Landrieu (sister)
Children5
ParentsMoon Landrieu (father)
EducationCatholic University (BA)
Loyola University, New Orleans (JD)

He is the son of former New Orleans mayor and Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Moon Landrieu and the brother of former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. In 2007, he won a second term as lieutenant governor in the October 20, 2007 nonpartisan blanket primary by defeating two Republicans: State Representative Gary J. Beard and singer Sammy Kershaw.

He was elected Mayor of New Orleans on February 6, 2010, garnering 66 percent of the citywide vote and claiming victory in 365 of the city's 366 voting precincts. He was reelected mayor on February 1, 2014, with nearly 64 percent of the vote in a three-candidate field[3] and became the first Mayor to win both elections without a runoff and to be elected by majorities of both white and African-American voters.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Landrieu was born and raised in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, the fifth of nine children of Maurice "Moon" and Verna Satterlee Landrieu. He stated in a March 2018 journalism podcast that he is of Italian, French, German, British, and African-American heritage. After graduating from Jesuit High School in 1978, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he earned a B.A. in political science and theatre in 1982. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans.

Landrieu is married to Cheryl P. Landrieu, also an attorney. The couple has five children.

Prior to public service, Landrieu had a successful law practice for 16 years and became an expert mediator, focusing on alternative dispute resolution. He owned International Mediation and Arbitration, where he mediated over 700 cases involving complex cases. He was also appointed special master for a major train derailment involving up to 9,000 plaintiffs. He clerked for Federal Court Judge Adrian Duplantier and Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court Pascal Calogero. He is a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution which was responsible for developing the pilot mediation program in Orleans Parish. Landrieu is trained in mediation and negotiation by the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project, the American Arbitration Association, and the Attorney Mediator's Institute. Landrieu has also taught alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Law School.

Political careerEdit

LegislatorEdit

In 2002, Landrieu was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1987, where he served for sixteen years in the seat previously held by his sister and before her, his father.

In his 16 years as a legislator representing his own Broadmoor neighborhood, Landrieu earned a reputation as a reformer. In describing Landrieu's legislative record from the outset as he prepared for his first run for mayor, the New Orleans Gambit wrote in 1994, “Mitch Landrieu’s career is a study in the fight for reform.”  

As a leader of the “Young Turks,” Landrieu advocated a non-partisan approach to governing focused on results and pushed for fiscal reform in the early 1990s, when the state was in a precarious financial situation. Working with a diverse group of reform-minded lawmakers from both parties, he helped focus attention away from partisan fights and toward efficiency and accountability. Landrieu led this coalition, often against Democratic Governor Edwin Edwards, to restructure government instead of cutting healthcare programs and raising fees. He shepherded through the House a constitutional amendment designed to limit Louisiana's debt. Later, in partnership with Republican Governor Mike Foster in 1999, Landrieu led an effort to have the state's $4.4 billion tobacco settlement placed into a trust, allowing the Legislature to only allocate the interest earned every year. He also focused on stimulating economic growth by supporting the construction of major economic development projects in New Orleans - including the Morial Convention Center, the New Orleans Arena, the National World War II Museum and the biomedical district.

Landrieu led the legislative effort to reform Louisiana's juvenile justice system with a focus on rehabilitation and reform as opposed to punishment and incarceration. As lieutenant governor, he continued to chair the Juvenile Justice Commission, the entity created by the legislation to implement the reforms. In January 2004, Governor Kathleen Blanco endorsed the Commission's recommendations.

Landrieu also led the effort by a coalition of artists, venue owners, and other interested parties who were successful in repealing the Orleans Parish "amusement tax", a 2% tax on gross sales at any establishment that features live music. As an attorney, Landrieu brought a case to court that resulted in the tax being ruled unconstitutional. He continued the fight by bringing the issue to the New Orleans City Council, who voted to repeal the tax. As a legislator, Landrieu sponsored a bill to repeal the law that allowed the tax to exist.

He also chaired a commission that worked to consolidate New Orleans elected offices, key reform measures that would eventually come into reality after Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu also took a vocal, leading role in standing up to former Klu Klux Klan wizard and then Representative David Duke, fighting Duke's divisive and often-racist legislation.

Landrieu crafted legislation to fund the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium of New Orleans, a partnership between the Louisiana State University and Tulane University Health Sciences Centers. The cancer center will house state-of-the-art cancer research equipment and laboratories, significant because Louisiana has the nation's highest cancer mortality rate according to the American Cancer Society.

One of Landrieu's most ambitious projects as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana has been the creation of the World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF). The Forum, held annually in New Orleans, is directed towards promoting cultural economic development opportunities through the strategic convening of cultural ambassadors and leaders from around the world. The first WCEF took place in October 2008. He has carried on this project as mayor and has even established a formal cultural economy office at City Hall.

1994 New Orleans mayoral electionEdit

In 1994 Landrieu made an unsuccessful bid for the office of Mayor of New Orleans; the office went to Marc Morial, the son of another former mayor (the contest between sons of former mayors prompted some commentators to joke about establishing a tradition of primogeniture for the city's top office).

Lieutenant governorEdit

Mitch Landrieu's 2003 campaign for Lieutenant Governor was his first bid for statewide office in Louisiana. After 16 years in the State House, Landrieu was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2003. In a field of six candidates, Landrieu garnered 53 percent of the vote and won outright in the Louisiana open primary, thus avoiding a general election. His principal opponents were three Republicans, former U.S. Representative Clyde C. Holloway of Rapides Parish, former Lieutenant Governor Melinda Schwegmann of New Orleans, and businessman Kirt Bennett of Baton Rouge.

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor was deeply involved in the emergency response. After commanding major portions of the hurricane response and recovery, Landrieu was tasked to lead the effort to rebuild the state's tourism industry and the tens of thousands of jobs it creates.

Around this time, he decided to challenge incumbent Mayor C. Ray Nagin. With voting sites scattered across the country and most residents having not yet returned home, he narrowly lost to Nagin in a racially-charged race.

Immediately after the storm, Landrieu brought together industry leaders and national experts to develop a strategic plan, Louisiana Rebirth, to rebuild the state's tourism industry. It was in this period of recovery that Landrieu began to clearly articulate a governing philosophy that would guide him over the next part of his career. He believed you needed to bring people together to get things done. In order to do so, there needed to be clear command, control and communication. Also, the federal, state and local governments needed to be aligned better—both vertically and horizontally. This means coordinating behind the scenes, breaking down silos and building partnerships to meet the state's biggest priorities.  He believed that government in many instances should steer, not row—that it is a facilitator, with the ability to link public, private, not-for-profit, and faith organizations, and help each of them leverage their collective assets.  

In this vein, he launched the “Cultural Economy” initiative out of whole cloth to quantify and grow jobs in Louisiana's culture, music, food, film and art industries. He also created the first in the nation Office of Social Entrepreneurship to advance social innovation by supporting the creation and growth of the most innovative, measurable and sustainable solutions to the social problems affecting Louisiana's citizens. These were new and innovative ways to address old problems.

As Lieutenant Governor, Landrieu also chaired the Juvenile Justice Commission to reform to the state's juvenile justice system. Under his leadership, the Commission overhauled the probation and parole systems for youth offenders, established violence prevention programs, and studied the connection between domestic abuse and juvenile delinquency.

This work would lay the foundation for his biggest challenge yet.[4]

2006 New Orleans mayoral electionEdit

 
Landrieu in 2007

In February 2006, Landrieu officially announced he would run for mayor of New Orleans in the April 22 election. Before Hurricane Katrina the incumbent Ray Nagin was widely expected to be reelected with little difficulty, but post-disaster problems and controversies had left many New Orleanians interested in new leadership.

In the election of April 22, preliminary results showed Landrieu with the second most votes, with 29% of the vote to Nagin's 38%. Nagin and Landrieu faced each other in a run off election on May 20. Had Landrieu won, he would have been the first white mayor of New Orleans since his father left office in 1978.

With unofficial results showing 53% of the vote for Nagin, Landrieu conceded defeat shortly before 10:30 pm on election night.

2010 New Orleans mayoral electionEdit

Although Landrieu had at first indicated he did not plan on it, he ultimately decided to pass on an open race for Governor or an easy re-election as Lieutenant Governor to instead run for the job he always wanted—New Orleans mayor.[4] He announced in December 2009 that he would be running in the 2010 New Orleans mayoral election,[5][6] in a bid to succeed Ray Nagin, who was term-limited.

Landrieu won with some 67% of the vote, with wide support across racial and demographic lines. His outright victory over 10 challengers in the first round of voting eliminated the need for a runoff election.[7][8] Landrieu is the first white person to hold the post since his father left office in 1978.

Mayor of New OrleansEdit

Landrieu was sworn in on May 3, 2010, after winning 66 percent of the vote in the primary, winning a majority across African American and white votes.

When Landrieu was sworn in, the recovery from Hurricane Katrina had stalled, the city teetered on bankruptcy and the New Orleans Police Department was under federal investigation. He created a diverse and citizen-led transition committee, made up of six different task forces that engaged thousands in public meetings. He hired the Public Strategies Group to conduct a diagnostic assessment of the city organization to identify opportunities for transformational change that would increase the organization's effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability, and capacity to innovate. David Osborne of the Public Strategies Group said that Landrieu had "inherited the least competent city government I'd ever seen in this country and the most corrupt -- a really tough experience. The city faces more challenges than we have ever seen in an American city.”

Under Landrieu, New Orleans has become one America's great comeback stories. He kick-started the recovery by fast-tracking over 100 projects and securing billions in federal funding from FEMA and HUD for schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds and critical infrastructure particularly roads and drainage. Landrieu brought sound fiscal management, balanced budgets, and ethical contracting to City Hall, leading to the City's highest-ever credit rating and over $8 billion in private development. His top priority was public safety—reforming the police department and reducing the city's murder rate.[4]

Landrieu immediately established clearer command and control, instituting a Deputy Mayor system and a more manageable organizational chart for the nearly 4,000 employees and $1 billion total budget. Landrieu also brought sound fiscal management to City Hall. In 2010, facing a nearly $100 million deficit, he closed the City's budget gap—more than one-fifth of the total general fund—by cutting out waste, reorganizing departments and the delivery of core services, reducing boards and commissions, thereby eliminating the city's longtime structural deficit. For eight straight years, he delivered a balanced budget. As a result, New Orleans’ credit ratings were upgraded four times during Mayor Landrieu's tenure to its highest all-time rating, saving taxpayers money and putting the city on firm financial footing. He also brought transparency to City Hall, reforming the procurement system so contracts are awarded based on what you know, not who you know. He created the Office of Performance and Accountability to publicly track how well City government is keeping its promises and launched an expansive open data system making more information available to the public and press. His team developed NOLA311 to better respond to constituent concerns and a One Stop Shop for permitting to reduce permit times and make the city more business friendly.

To ensure the city is building for the future, he launched the world's first resilience strategy, Resilient New Orleans, and New Orleans is seen as an expert in how to rebuild stronger.

As a result of the public investment and new confidence in the city, the city's economy has thrived, adding more than 20,000 new jobs since 2010. Landrieu recruited GE Capital's Technology Center[9] to the city, adding 400 high-paying jobs. And spending from tourism has now surpassed pre-Katrina highs. Since Landrieu took office, the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch named New Orleans one of the “most improved cities for business.” In 2012, Landrieu unveiled a 5-year-plan called Prosperity NOLA which aims to diversify the economy and add major jobs in digital technology, biosciences, and water management. New retail was booming, in many areas surpassing pre-Katrina levels. The city is now a hub of entrepreneurship activity, outpacing the national per capita average by 56 percent. And there's been more than $8 billion in private development in the city since May 2010. As a result of growth and confidence in the market, property values are up 50 percent. Under Landrieu, the City began construction on a new, nearly $1 billion airport terminal, and added major international flights to improve global business opportunities for the region.

Landrieu made public safety his top priority. His comprehensive murder-reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE, which launched in 2012, has made New Orleans safer. The plan includes groundbreaking initiatives from a Multi-Agency Gang Unit made up of local and federal law enforcement that focus on the city's most dangerous gangs and groups to CeaseFire to reentry initiatives to early interventions in schools. Knowing that the city will not get safer by focusing on law enforcement approaches to crime alone, Landrieu shepherded major new investments in recreation and public health. Since NOLA FOR LIFE's inception, the city has seen its murder rate decreased to the lowest levels in decades. Landrieu has also championed reforming the New Orleans Police Department in partnership with the Department of Justice—overhauling use of force policies, leading the nation in body camera use, and improving law enforcement relationships with the community. In recent years and under the Mayor's leadership, the city's criminal court system has implemented pretrial services, electronic monitoring and alternatives to detention that focus on risk. NOPD also began issuing summonses in lieu of arrests for minor offenses to reduce pressure on the jail population and to ensure a smarter focus on arresting violent criminals. These efforts have significantly reduced the local jail population, which now is just one third of what it was pre-Katrina.

In endorsing his re-election,T he Times-Picayune put it this way: "All newly elected mayors lay out a grand vision for the city, but it is rare when they can point to results the way Mayor Landrieu can after four years.”

Shortly after taking office during his second term as Mayor of New Orleans, Landrieu announced the appointment of Ronal W. Serpas as the new Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department until the latter's resignation in August 2014.[10]

Looking toward New Orleans’ 300th anniversary as a city in 2018, Landrieu turned his attention to ensuring that all New Orleanians are benefitting from the city's prosperity. His governing is philosophy has been grounded in the belief that we must be united to solve our problems—we are one team, one fight, one voice, one city. Our diversity is a strength, not a weakness. From his work on NOLA FOR LIFE and black male achievement, he launched the Network for Economic Opportunity, a comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new training and job opportunities. He launched a multi-year initiative on racial reconciliation called The Welcome Table, and the City unveiled a racial equity plan tying the various initiatives together and institutionalizing the strategies in City Hall's day-to-day operations.[4]

 
Workers secure the Robert E. Lee statue for removal from Lee Circle, May 19, 2017

In 2015, Landrieu called for the removal from prominent public display of 4 monuments, 3 honoring Confederate leaders and one honoring a short-lived, violent coup of the state government by the Crescent City White League. The New Orleans City Council approved their removal the same year. After various legal challenges to removal were struck down, on April 24, 2017, the long-contentious Battle of Liberty Place Monument was the first to be removed.[11] He was criticized by opponents of its removal for his lack of transparency.[11] The statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P. G. T. Beauregard as well as Confederate President Jefferson Davis[12] were removed in May 2017.[13] As the Confederate monuments came down on his orders, Mitch Landrieu stepped forward to tell the people of his city why this decision had been made. The May 2017 address to the people of his city, dubbed the “masterpiece we needed at the moment we needed it” by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, quickly went viral.[14] The speech or excerpts had over 300 million impressions on Twitter alone. CNN called the result “remarkably compelling.” US News observed that it was a courageous, “controversial and frankly long overdue” action, and The New Yorker felt it “challenged...flawed morality.”[4]

Spike Lee documentariesEdit

Landrieu was one of the participants in filmmaker Spike Lee's documentaries When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.

Humanitarian causesEdit

In 2009 Mitch Landrieu became a supporter of The Jazz Foundation of America. He flew to NYC to present Agnes Varis with the coveted "Saint of the Century" Award at the Jazz Foundation of America's annual benefit concert "A Great Night in Harlem" at the Apollo Theater[15] in support of Varis' and the Jazz Foundation's work to help save jazz musicians, especially those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

In 2015, Landrieu was named Public Official of the Year by Governing. Well-respected by his peers, Landrieu was elected to serve as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the official nonpartisan organization of cities with a population of 30,000 or larger. Landrieu assumed the presidency of the organization during one of the most volatile moments in the history of city-federal relations. Critical urban priorities are under threat from Washington on a scale not seen in generations. As the federal government begins moving forward with a policy of retrenchment, cities are becoming vital incubators for innovative policy and will serve as the front line of defense for the critical issues that impact the overwhelming majority of the American population.

In coordination with and support from bipartisan mayors across the country, Mayor Landrieu sought to reinvigorate the organization, develop and execute a much more aggressive and strategic media operation, and better deploy its existing assets and those of its coalition partners around a new “Agenda for the Future,” which focusing on security and opportunity. Landrieu has also been highly engaged in major international coalitions of cities such as 100 Resilient Cities, the Global Covenant of Mayors on Climate Change & Energy and C40. As he explains it, “Mayors are the only public servants that are able to rise above partisan bickering to achieve real results for the people they serve. Mayor Bloomberg once said the only thing mayors cannot do is sign treaties and declare war. We do the rest. And we are uniquely positioned to bridge many of the divides throughout our communities that continue to plague our country and political system.”

In 2018, the John F. Kennedy Library & Foundation awarded Landrieu with its prestigious Profile in Courage Award [16] for his leadership in relocating removing four Confederate monuments in New Orleans while offering candid, clear and compassionate reflections on the moment and its place in history. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.[17]

In a 2016 Politico survey of Mayors across America, his peers praised him as the leader “who engineered the biggest turnaround.” Politico wrote, “Mitch Landrieu is enjoying what is widely hailed as one of the most successful mayorships in America, leading efforts on public health, infrastructure and a personal crusade against gun violence.” He was listed as #18 on the 2017 Politico 50 list, the ideas blowing up American politics—and the people behind them.[4]

Election historyEdit

State Representative, 90th Representative District, 1987

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 24, 1987

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 4,525 (50%) Elected
Lyn "Mrs. Woody" Koppel Democratic 2,973 (33%) Defeated
Others n.a. 1,484 (17%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1991

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 19, 1991

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 8,522 (63%) Elected
Marilyn Thayer Republican 4,939 (37%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 1994

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, February 5, 1994

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Donald Mintz Democratic 56,305 (37%) Runoff
Marc Morial Democratic 49,604 (32%) Runoff
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 14,689 (10%) Defeated
Others n.a. 32,104 (21%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1995

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 21, 1995

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 6,692 (57%) Elected
Jeff Crouere Jr. Republican 3,049 (26%) Defeated
Others n.a. 2,057 (17%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1999

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 23, 1999

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 6,575 (70%) Elected
Randy Evans Republican 2,765 (30%) Defeated
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 2003

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 4, 2003

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 674,803 (53%) Elected
Clyde Holloway Republican 249,668 (19%) Defeated
Melinda Schwegmann Republican 215,402 (17%) Defeated
Others n.a. 141,006 (11%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2006

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, April 22, 2006

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Ray Nagin Democratic 41,561 (38%) Runoff
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 31,551 (29%) Runoff
Ron Forman Democratic 18,764 (17%) Defeated
Robert "Rob" Couhig Republican 10,312 (10%) Defeated
Others n.a. 6,160 (6%) Defeated

Second Ballot, May 20, 2006

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Ray Nagin Democratic 59,460 (52%) Elected
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 54,131 (48%) Defeated
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 2007

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 20, 2007

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 702,320 (57%) Elected
Sammy Kershaw Republican 376,336 (30%) Defeated
Gary Beard Republican 130,978 (11%) Defeated
Others n.a. 31,544 (2%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2010

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, February 6, 2010

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 58,276 (66%) Elected
Troy Henry Democratic 12,275 (14%) Defeated
John Georges Democratic 8,189 (9%) Defeated
Robert "Rob" Couhig Republican 4,874 (5%) Defeated
Others n.a. Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2014

Threshold >50%

First ballot, February 1, 2014

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 53,441 (64%) Elected
Michael Bagneris Democratic 27,991 (33%) Defeated
Danatus N. King Sr. Democratic 2,638 (3%) Defeated

BibliographyEdit

  • In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, 2018, Viking Press, ISBN 978-0525559443

AudiobooksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Lieutenant Governor Mitchell Joseph 'Mitch' Landrieu – Biography". Votesmart.org. August 16, 1960. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  2. ^ AP News Pronunciation Guide
  3. ^ "Results for Election Date: 2/1/2014". staticresults.sos.la.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Mayor - Biography".
  5. ^ Times-Picayune archive. "Mitch Landrieu to enter New Orleans mayoral race, sources say". NOLA.com. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "With a change of heart, Landrieu jumps into crowded mayor's race | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Political News". wwltv.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  7. ^ "Demographer calls Mayor for Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu". NOLA. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  8. ^ "Mitch Landrieu claims New Orleans mayor's office in a landslide". NOLA. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  9. ^ "NOLA.com - New Orleans GE Capital branch and UNO announce technology apprenticeship program".
  10. ^ "Supt. Ronal Serpas steps down at NOPD (WWLTV.com article)". August 18, 2014. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Adelson, Jeff; Nowak, Jeff (April 24, 2017). "After removing Liberty Place monument, Mitch Landrieu: Others coming down 'sooner rather than later'". The New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "New Orleans' Confederate monuments 'aberration ... denial of our history,' Mitch Landrieu says". The New Orleans Advocate. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Opinion | Mitch Landrieu Reminds Us That Eloquence Still Exists".
  15. ^ [2] Archived May 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award® Award Recipients - Mitch Landrieu (2018)".
  17. ^ "Amazon.com - In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History".

External linksEdit

Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mary Landrieu
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 90th district

1988–1992
Succeeded by
Pete Schneider
Preceded by
James St. Raymond
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 89th district

1992–2004
Succeeded by
Timothy Burns
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen Blanco
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Scott Angelle
Preceded by
Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
2010–2018
Succeeded by
LaToya Cantrell