City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell speaks at the Women's March New Orleans in January.
As was widely speculated, District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will be running for mayor in the municipal election this fall. A spokesman for Cantrell confirmed today that an announcement will be coming soon.
Though Cantrell has made no formal announcement, she's dropped hints over the past few months about feeling a “call to serve.” Today a slick election website
was unveiled seeking donations and highlighting her accomplishments as a Broadmoor community leader and city councilwoman.
The only other announced candidate is former Judge Michael Bagneris, though many familiar names are expected to join the race. Among the possibilities: State Rep. Walt Leger, State Sen. JP Morrell, State Sen. Troy Carter, Councilman At-Large Jason Williams, Judge Desiree Charbonnet and real estate developer Sidney Torres.
Qualifying takes place in July.