The Tulane Hullabaloo

LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

November 20, 2017

City council member LaToya Cantrell has been elected the first ever female mayor of New Orleans. The mayor-elect defeated fellow Democrat and municipal court judge Desiree Charbonnet in the runoff election on Nov. 18. Cantrell won 60 percent of the vote and a total of 51,342 votes while Charbonnet earned 33,729 votes. Cantrel...

Tulane hosts mayoral forum for Cantrell, Charbonnet

Sophie Brams, Contributing Reporter

November 15, 2017

On Oct. 26, Tulane hosted a mayoral forum featuring the two final candidates in the New Orleans mayoral race, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. Representatives from six colleges and one theological seminary in the Ne...