New Orleans mayoral election, 2010
|Elections in Louisiana|
The 2010 New Orleans mayoral election was held on February 6, 2010 to elect the Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin was term-limited and ineligible to run for re-election to a third term.
Several candidates in multiple parties registered to run for the office of Mayor of New Orleans.
- John Georges, businessman and 2007 gubernatorial candidate
- Troy Henry
- Mitch Landrieu, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
- James Perry, fair housing advocate
- Nadine Ramsey, retired judge (resigned to run for Mayor)
- Rob Couhig, lawyer, businessman, entrepreneur and candidate for Mayor in 2006
- Thomas A. Lambert, quality control specialist
- Jonah Bascle, comedian and disability activist
- Manny "Chevrolet" Bruno, textbook salesman and candidate for Mayor in 2002 and 2006
- Jerry Jacobs, retired immigration agent, cannabis decriminalization activist and Independent candidate for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district in 2008
- Norbert P. Rome, community activist and candidate for Mayor in 2006
- Brad Pitt, actor. Despite a tongue-in-cheek "Brad Pitt for Mayor" campaign by some locals, Pitt was not actually running. He does not qualify under the city charter, which specifies candidates must have been New Orleans residents for at least 5 years. 
It is worth noting that the 2010 New Orleans mayoral election occurred on the day before Super Bowl XLIV, the first (and only) Super Bowl for which the New Orleans Saints have ever competed. The year's highly successful football season brought about an unprecedented amount of local support for the team and resulted in relatively low voter turnouts due to preoccupation with city-wide celebrations.
|Mayor of New Orleans election results|
|Republican||Thomas A. Lambert||239||0.27%|
|Independent||Manny "Chevrolet" Bruno||139||0.16%|
|Independent||Norbert P. Rome||84||0.09%|
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- Grimm, Andy. "Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Archives.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "Louisiana Secretary of State - Election Results". Office of Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
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