|Mayor of New Orleans|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||February 1, 2014|
|Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana|
|Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||The Catholic University of America|
|J.D.||Loyola University Law School|
|Date of birth||August 16, 1960|
|Place of birth||New Orleans, Louisiana|
Landrieu was the fifth of nine children born to Moon and Verna Landrieu. He grew up in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. After graduating from Jesuit High School, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In 1985 he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans.
Landrieu's father Moon served as Mayor of New Orleans, and his sister Mary Landrieu is a U.S. Senator.
Below is a brief outline of Landrieu's political career.
- 2010-Present: Mayor of New Orleans
- 2004-2010: Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
- 1988-2004: Louisiana House of Representatives
At a candidate forum on January 8, 2014, Landrieu was criticized by his opponents for his approach to dealing with the city's poor. In response, Landrieu argued that the city had seen hundreds of new jobs and the razing of many dilapidated buildings under his leadership. Questioned by challengers Bagneris and King for his handling of a significant development contract that had failed to comply with the city's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, Landrieu maintained that the contract would not be allowed to move forward unless the firm complied with the program's requirements. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program stipulates that companies seeking public contracts include a 35 percent participation level from disadvantaged business (often, those owned and operated by women or minorities).
- See also: New Orleans mayoral election, 2014
|Mayor of New Orleans, 2014|
|Mitch Landrieu Incumbent||63.6%||53,441|
|Danatus N. King||3.1%||2,638|
|Source: Louisiana Secretary of State|
Mitch Landrieu's 2003 campaign for Lieutenant Governor was his first bid for statewide office in Louisiana. In a field of six candidates, Landrieu garnered nearly 53 percent of the vote and won outright in the Louisiana open primary, thus avoiding a runoff.
In 1994, Landrieu made an unsuccessful bid for the office of Mayor of New Orleans. The office went to Marc Morial.
As of December 23, 2013, Landrieu's re-election campaign had approximately $1.2 million on hand. Between October 25, 2013 and December 23, 2013, his campaign raised more than $203,000, primarily from donors contributing less than $1,000.
Landrieu is married to Cheryl P. Landrieu, who is also an attorney. They have five children and reside in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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- New Orleans, Louisiana
- New Orleans, Louisiana mayoral election, 2014
- United States municipal elections, 2014
- New York Times, "Mitch Landrieu Is Re-elected Mayor of New Orleans," February 2, 2014
- City of New Orleans - Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, "Biography," accessed January 16, 2014
- The Times-Picayune, "New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rival Michael Bagneris gains Democrats' endorsement, despite Obama backing Landrieu," January 12, 2014
- Sun Herald, "New Orleans Mayor: Voters have spoken - again," February 2, 2014
- New Orleans Times Picayune, "Mitch Landrieu sails to second term as mayor of New Orleans," February 2, 2014
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official Election Results for 10/4/2003," accessed January 16, 2014
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Official Election Results for 2/5/1994," accessed January 16, 2014
- The Times Picayune, "Michael Bagneris builds instant war chest in bid against Mitch Landrieu for mayor of New Orleans," January 3, 2014
- Louisiana Ethics Administration Program, "Candidate's Report - Mitch Landrieu - 30th day prior to primary," accessed January 16, 2014
- The Times-Picayune, "President Barack Obama endorses Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans mayoral race," January 6, 2014
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