Mayor of New Orleans, elected and re-elected in landslides, former Louisiana Lieutenant Governor
Mitch Landrieu appears in sessions on these topics
Mitch Landrieu was elected Mayor of New Orleans in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 by large majorities. Prior to becoming Mayor, Mitch served as Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor for six years. Prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor, he served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for 16 years.
Since taking office, Mitch has worked vigorously to promote economic growth in New Orleans and as a result the city is creating jobs, attracting major retailers and new private investment, and encouraging entrepreneurship.
According to the U.S. Census, New Orleans is the fastest growing major city in the U.S. The city ranked #1 metropolitan area for overall economic recovery by the Brookings Institute and most improved city for business by Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. New Orleans received the World Tourism Award for outstanding accomplishments in the travel and hospitality industry and Forbes named New Orleans the #1 city for "brain gain." Now, the city is moving forward towards its 300th anniversary in 2018.