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Mitch Landrieu

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Mitch Landrieu
Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2010.jpg
61st Mayor of New Orleans
In office
May 3, 2010 – May 7, 2018
Preceded byRay Nagin
Succeeded byLaToya Cantrell
President of the United States Conference of Mayors
In office
Preceded byMick Cornett
Succeeded byStephen K. Benjamin
51st Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
January 11, 2004 – May 3, 2010
GovernorKathleen Blanco
Bobby Jindal
Preceded byKathleen Blanco
Succeeded byScott Angelle
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 90th district
In office
Preceded byJames St. Raymond
Succeeded byTimothy Burns
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 89th district
In office
Preceded byMary Landrieu
Succeeded byPete Schneider
Personal details
Mitchell Joseph Landrieu

(1960-08-16) August 16, 1960 (age 58)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Cheryl Quirk
RelationsMary Landrieu (sister)
ParentsMoon Landrieu (father)
EducationCatholic University (BA)
Loyola University, New Orleans (JD)

Mitchell Joseph Landrieu[1] (/ˈlændr/ LAN-droo;[2] born August 16, 1960) is an American attorney and politician who was Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. A Democrat, Landrieu served as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010.

He is the son of former New Orleans mayor and Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Moon Landrieu and the brother of former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. In 2007, he won a second term as lieutenant governor in the October 20, 2007 nonpartisan blanket primary by defeating two Republicans: State Representative Gary J. Beard and singer Sammy Kershaw.

He was elected Mayor of New Orleans on February 6, 2010, garnering 66 percent of the citywide vote and claiming victory in 365 of the city's 366 voting precincts. He was reelected mayor on February 1, 2014, with nearly 64 percent of the vote in a three-candidate field.[3]

Early life

Landrieu was born and raised in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, the fifth of nine children of Maurice "Moon" and Verna Satterlee Landrieu. He stated in a March 2018 journalism podcast that he is of Italian, French, German, British, and African-American heritage. After graduating from Jesuit High School in 1978, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he majored in history and theatre. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans.

Landrieu is married to Cheryl P. Landrieu, also an attorney. The couple has five children.

Landrieu has been a practicing attorney for fifteen years and was president of International Mediation & Arbitration, Ltd. He is a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution which was responsible for developing the pilot mediation program in Orleans Parish. Landrieu is trained in mediation and negotiation by the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project, the American Arbitration Association, and the Attorney Mediator's Institute. Landrieu has also taught alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Law School.

Political career


Landrieu was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1987, where he served for sixteen years in the seat previously held by his sister and before her, his father.

Landrieu led the legislative effort to reform Louisiana's juvenile justice system with a focus on rehabilitation and reform as opposed to punishment and incarceration. As lieutenant governor, he continued to chair the Juvenile Justice Commission, the entity created by the legislation to implement the reforms. In January 2004, Governor Kathleen Blanco endorsed the Commission's recommendations.

Landrieu also led the effort by a coalition of artists, venue owners, and other interested parties who were successful in repealing the Orleans Parish "amusement tax", a 2% tax on gross sales at any establishment that features live music. As an attorney, Landrieu brought a case to court that resulted in the tax being ruled unconstitutional. He continued the fight by bringing the issue to the New Orleans City Council, who voted to repeal the tax. As a legislator, Landrieu sponsored a bill to repeal the law that allowed the tax to exist.

Landrieu crafted legislation to fund the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium of New Orleans, a partnership between the Louisiana State University and Tulane University Health Sciences Centers. The cancer center will house state-of-the-art cancer research equipment and laboratories, significant because Louisiana has the nation's highest cancer mortality rate according to the American Cancer Society.

One of Landrieu's most ambitious projects as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana has been the creation of the World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF). The Forum, held annually in New Orleans, is directed towards promoting cultural economic development opportunities through the strategic convening of cultural ambassadors and leaders from around the world. The first WCEF took place in October 2008. He has carried on this project as mayor and has even established a formal cultural economy office at City Hall.

1994 New Orleans mayoral election

In 1994 Landrieu made an unsuccessful bid for the office of Mayor of New Orleans; the office went to Marc Morial, the son of another former mayor (the contest between sons of former mayors prompted some commentators to joke about establishing a tradition of primogeniture for the city's top office).

Lieutenant governor

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 53 percent of the vote and won outright in the Louisiana open primary, thus avoiding a general election. His principal opponents were three Republicans, former U.S. Representative Clyde C. Holloway of Rapides Parish, former Lieutenant Governor Melinda Schwegmann of New Orleans, and businessman Kirt Bennett of Baton Rouge.

2006 New Orleans mayoral election

Landrieu in 2007
Landrieu in 2007

In February 2006, Landrieu officially announced he would run for mayor of New Orleans in the April 22 election. Before Hurricane Katrina the incumbent Ray Nagin was widely expected to be reelected with little difficulty, but post-disaster problems and controversies had left many New Orleanians interested in new leadership.

In the election of April 22, preliminary results showed Landrieu with the second most votes, with 29% of the vote to Nagin's 38%. Nagin and Landrieu faced each other in a run off election on May 20. Had Landrieu won, he would have been the first white mayor of New Orleans since his father left office in 1978.

With unofficial results showing 53% of the vote for Nagin, Landrieu conceded defeat shortly before 10:30 pm on election night.

2010 New Orleans mayoral election

Although Landrieu had at first indicated he did not plan to run for mayor, in December 2009 he announced he would be running in the 2010 New Orleans mayoral election,[4][5] in a bid to succeed Ray Nagin, who was term-limited.

Landrieu won with some 67% of the vote, with wide support across racial and demographic lines. His outright victory over 10 challengers in the first round of voting eliminated the need for a runoff election.[6][7] Landrieu is the first white person to hold the post since his father left office in 1978.

Mayor of New Orleans

Shortly after taking office as Mayor of New Orleans, Landrieu announced the appointment of Ronal W. Serpas as the new Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department until the latter's resignation in August 2014.[8]

Workers secure the Robert E. Lee statue for removal from Lee Circle, May 19, 2017
Workers secure the Robert E. Lee statue for removal from Lee Circle, May 19, 2017

In 2015, Landrieu called for the removal from prominent public display of 4 monuments, 3 honoring Confederate leaders and one honoring a short-lived, violent coup of the state government by the Crescent City White League. The New Orleans City Council approved their removal the same year. After various legal challenges to removal were struck down, on April 24, 2017, the long-contentious Battle of Liberty Place Monument was the first to be removed.[9] He was criticized by opponents of its removal for his lack of transparency.[9] The statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P. G. T. Beauregard as well as Confederate President Jefferson Davis[10] were removed in May 2017.[11]

Spike Lee documentaries

Landrieu was one of the participants in filmmaker Spike Lee's documentaries When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.

Humanitarian causes

In 2009 Mitch Landrieu became a supporter of The Jazz Foundation of America. He flew to NYC to present Agnes Varis with the coveted "Saint of the Century" Award at the Jazz Foundation of America's annual benefit concert "A Great Night in Harlem" at the Apollo Theater[12] in support of Varis' and the Jazz Foundation's work to help save jazz musicians, especially those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Election history

State Representative, 90th Representative District, 1987

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 24, 1987

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 4,525 (50%) Elected
Lyn "Mrs. Woody" Koppel Democratic 2,973 (33%) Defeated
Others n.a. 1,484 (17%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1991

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 19, 1991

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 8,522 (63%) Elected
Marilyn Thayer Republican 4,939 (37%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 1994

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, February 5, 1994

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Donald Mintz Democratic 56,305 (37%) Runoff
Marc Morial Democratic 49,604 (32%) Runoff
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 14,689 (10%) Defeated
Others n.a. 32,104 (21%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1995

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 21, 1995

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 6,692 (57%) Elected
Jeff Crouere Jr. Republican 3,049 (26%) Defeated
Others n.a. 2,057 (17%) Defeated
State Representative, 89th Representative District, 1999

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 23, 1999

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 6,575 (70%) Elected
Randy Evans Republican 2,765 (30%) Defeated
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 2003

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 4, 2003

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 674,803 (53%) Elected
Clyde Holloway Republican 249,668 (19%) Defeated
Melinda Schwegmann Republican 215,402 (17%) Defeated
Others n.a. 141,006 (11%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2006

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, April 22, 2006

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Ray Nagin Democratic 41,561 (38%) Runoff
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 31,551 (29%) Runoff
Ron Forman Democratic 18,764 (17%) Defeated
Robert "Rob" Couhig Republican 10,312 (10%) Defeated
Others n.a. 6,160 (6%) Defeated

Second Ballot, May 20, 2006

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Ray Nagin Democratic 59,460 (52%) Elected
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 54,131 (48%) Defeated
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 2007

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, October 20, 2007

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 702,320 (57%) Elected
Sammy Kershaw Republican 376,336 (30%) Defeated
Gary Beard Republican 130,978 (11%) Defeated
Others n.a. 31,544 (2%) Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2010

Threshold > 50%

First ballot, February 6, 2010

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 58,276 (66%) Elected
Troy Henry Democratic 12,275 (14%) Defeated
John Georges Democratic 8,189 (9%) Defeated
Robert "Rob" Couhig Republican 4,874 (5%) Defeated
Others n.a. Defeated
Mayor of New Orleans, 2014

Threshold >50%

First ballot, February 1, 2014

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Mitch Landrieu Democratic 53,441 (64%) Elected
Michael Bagneris Democratic 27,991 (33%) Defeated
Danatus N. King Sr. Democratic 2,638 (3%) Defeated


  • In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, 2018, Viking Press, ISBN 978-0525559443



  1. ^ "Project Vote Smart – Lieutenant Governor Mitchell Joseph 'Mitch' Landrieu – Biography". August 16, 1960. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  2. ^ AP News Pronunciation Guide
  3. ^ "Results for Election Date: 2/1/2014". Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Times-Picayune archive. "Mitch Landrieu to enter New Orleans mayoral race, sources say". Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "With a change of heart, Landrieu jumps into crowded mayor's race | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | | Political News". Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Demographer calls Mayor for Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu". NOLA. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  7. ^ "Mitch Landrieu claims New Orleans mayor's office in a landslide". NOLA. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  8. ^ "Supt. Ronal Serpas steps down at NOPD ( article)". August 18, 2014. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Adelson, Jeff; Nowak, Jeff (April 24, 2017). "After removing Liberty Place monument, Mitch Landrieu: Others coming down 'sooner rather than later'". The New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "New Orleans' Confederate monuments 'aberration ... denial of our history,' Mitch Landrieu says". The New Orleans Advocate. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ [2] Archived May 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

External links

Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mary Landrieu
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 90th district

Succeeded by
Pete Schneider
Preceded by
James St. Raymond
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 89th district

Succeeded by
Timothy Burns
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen Blanco
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Succeeded by
Scott Angelle
Preceded by
Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
Succeeded by
LaToya Cantrell
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