2010 New Orleans mayoral election

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New Orleans mayoral election, 2010

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Candidate Mitch Landrieu Troy Henry
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 58,279 12,278
Percentage 66% 14%

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Candidate John Georges Rob Couhig
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 8,190 4,874
Percentage 9% 5%

Mayor before election

Ray Nagin

Elected Mayor

Mitch Landrieu

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.

Democrat Mitch Landrieu, the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, was elected Mayor in a landslide and was sworn in on May 3, 2010.


Several candidates in multiple parties registered to run for the office of Mayor of New Orleans.



  • Rob Couhig, lawyer, businessman, entrepreneur and candidate for Mayor in 2006
  • Thomas A. Lambert, quality control specialist[3]


Not qualifying[edit]

  • 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.[4]


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 citywide celebrations.

Mayor of New Orleans election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mitch Landrieu 58,279 65.52
Democratic Troy Henry 12,278 13.8
Democratic John Georges 8,190 9.21
Republican Robert Couhig 4,874 5.48
Democratic James Perry 2,702 3.04
Democratic Nadine Ramsey 1,894 2.13
Republican Thomas A. Lambert 239 0.27
Independent Jonah Bascle 160 0.18
Independent Manny "Chevrolet" Bruno 139 0.16
Independent Jerry Jacobs 106 0.12
Independent Norbert P. Rome 84 0.09
Total votes 88,945 100


  1. ^ "Businessman Troy Henry jumps into New Orleans mayor's race". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  2. ^ "With a change of heart, Landrieu jumps into crowded mayor's race | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Political News". wwltv.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  3. ^ a b c d e "New Orleans mayoral candidates have lots of chutzpah, little experience". NOLA.com. January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Grimm, Andy. "Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Archives.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Secretary of State - Election Results". Office of Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved February 4, 2014.