Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans, LA

Mitch Landrieu is mayor of New Orleans. He assumed office in May 2010 and was easily reelected to a second term in February 2014. Since taking office, Landrieu got the recovery from Hurricane Katrina back on track and has implemented transformational changes to build a stronger, more resilient New Orleans. Under Landrieu, New Orleans has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing major cities, with over 9,100 new jobs, blight reduced by more than 10,000 properties, and the number of murders decreasing to a 43-year low. Prior to serving as mayor, Landrieu served as lieutenant governor of Louisiana for six years and as a state legislator for 16 years. 

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