On the morning after the mayoral election in 1946 it was said that the two most surprised people in town were deLesseps Morrison (who won) and Robert Maestri, the long time machine mayor who lost. Morrison was an upstart young state representative (an Army Colonel) who had spent much of the past few years in the war. Maestri was in his tenth year of controlling the Old Regulars political machine, and the city. Times though were changing.
When the next mayor of New Orleans is inaugurated, Louisiana will be the only state to have female mayors of its three largest cities. The new mayor will join Baton Rouge’s Sharon Weston Broome and Shreveport’s Ollie Tyler. Despite the image of the glass ceiling, mayors in the executive office have hardly been novel in this state that has also had a woman governor; two women senators, Mary Landrieu and Elaine Edwards; and two female members of congress, Lindy Boggs and Catherine Long.
With New Orleans’ mayoral election runoff so close, now seemed like a good time to look back at elections that were defining moments in the state’s political history through the 20th century to now. Here’s my list. If there is disagreement, it is well within in the spirit of Louisiana politics to question results. Let the bashing begin:ABOUT JOHN BEL EDWARDS AND MITCH LANDRIEU: Those who are currently in office were not included so as to await the perspective of history.
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Selecting a term
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