Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

Mitch Landrieu is mayor of New Orleans, first elected in 2010 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. He has worked to further recovery from Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill and 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 15,000 new jobs added, blight reduced by more than 10,000 properties, and the number of murders decreased by 20 percent to the lowest levels in decades. 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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