Desiree Charbonnet plans 'important announcement' Mon. May 22

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Desiree Charbonnet.
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Former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet, who stepped down from her judgeship last month in what was seen as preamble to joining the New Orleans mayor's race, has invited supporters to "an important announcement" May 22 at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans.

If Charbonnet declares her candidacy Monday, it will bring to four the number of announced candidates for mayor. Former Judge Michael Bagneris declared his candidacy last week at Dooky Chase restaurant, while District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell has yet to make a formal announcement, but is already stumping and fundraising on a Facebook page and a campaign website. Businessman Frank Scurlock also has declared his candidacy, and was arrested earlier this month near the site of the former Jefferson Davis monument on Canal Street, as The New Orleans Advocate reported.

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