New Orleans mayoral election, 1969–70
|Elections in Louisiana|
The New Orleans mayoral election of 1969-1970 resulted in the election of Moon Landrieu as mayor of New Orleans. This election also saw an unexpectedly strong showing for a Republican candidate; the party had previously had negligible support in the city.
Major candidates in the Democratic primary included:
- former State Representative and City Councilman-at-Large Moon Landrieu,
- Jimmy Fitzmorris, former City Councillor from 1954 to 1966
- future Louisiana Attorney General and current State Senator William J. Guste
- City Councillor-at-Large John J. Petre had previously been a state legislator.
- Judge David Gertler was well financed and had strong support from the city's Jewish community
- Orleans Parish School Board President Lloyd J. Rittiner
First Democratic Party Primary, November 8, 1969
|William J. Guste||29,487||17.17%|
|John J. Petre||22,471||13.08%|
|Lloyd J. Rittiner||2,678||1.56%|
|John J. Spann, Jr.||1,707||0.99%|
|Addison Roswell Thompson||1,248||0.73%|
|Dan G. Dial||470||0.27%|
|Rodney Fertel (former husband of restaurateur Ruth Fertel)||310||0.18%|
|Maurice Charles Sciortino||201||0.12%|
|Cecilia M. Pizzo||198||0.12%|
Second Democratic Party Primary, December 13, 1969
General Election, 1970
|Ben C. Toledano||Republican||65,558||41.0%|
- Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. First and Second Democratic Primary Elections, 1969.
- Fitzmorris, James E. Frankly, Fitz! Pelican, 1992.