Mayoral candidate Cantrell launches 'LaToya Listens' campaign tonight


LaToya Cantrell.
  • LaToya Cantrell.
LaToya Cantrell, the District B City Councilwoman who was one of the earliest entrants in the mayoral race, tonight will begin a 12-night, 12-stop "LaToya Listens" tour in 12 city neighborhoods. The first stop is in her home of Broadmoor.

In a statement, Cantrell said, “If we are to move past a tale of two cities, we need to meet the people where they are. Every New Orleans neighborhood has engaged and concerned residents, and we have to listen to them. As mayor, I will always be out listening to the people and connecting citizens to their government.”

Cantrell is one of four announced candidates in a race that was expected to be much more heaty by this time; qualifying is just a month away. Besides Cantrell, the other announced candidates former Civil District Judge Michael Bagneris, former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet, and businessman Frank Scurlock.

Below the jump: Cantrell's schedule:
Broadmoor: Tuesday June 13 at 6 pm; 3504 Napoleon Ave.

Lower Ninth Ward: Wednesday, June 14 at 6 pm: Burnell Cotlon’s Store (corner of Caffin and Galvez streets).

Gentilly: Thursday, June 15 at 6 pm: Juju Bug Café, 5363 Franklin Ave.

· New Orleans East: Saturday, June 17 at 2 pm: LaToya Cantrell Campaign New Orleans East Office, 11701 Morrison Road, STE 101.

· Central City: Monday, June 19 at 6pm: Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd.

· CBD/Warehouse/Lower Garden District: The Pythian, 234 Loyola Ave.

· Bywater-Marigny/French Quarter/Treme: Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm: Basin Street Station (4th floor), 501 Basin Street.

· Lakeview: Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm: Lakeview Coffee Café, 5606 Canal Blvd.

· Algiers: Saturday, June 24 at 10 am: LaToya Cantrell Algiers Campaign Office, 3220 General Degaulle Dr.

· Mid-City: Monday, June 26 at 6 pm: Neyow’s Reception Hall, 3317 Bienville St.

· Seventh Ward: Tuesday, June 27 at 9 am: Dooky Chase’s, 2301 Orleans Ave.

· Carrollton: Wednesday, June 28 at 6 pm: Chalstrom House, 1031 South Carrollton Ave.

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