Brooke Obie Interview the First Female Mayor of New Orleans LaToya Cantrell
From The Root:
New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell didn’t set out to make history. But as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, she, too, will become part of its story as its first female mayor.
For nearly 30 years, the Xavier University grad has been making New Orleans her home and the people her community. It’s apparent as Cantrell and her team sit with The Root for lunch at the city’s famous soul food restaurant Dooky Chase’s. Before the waiter can even take her order, no fewer than five people stop by our back-corner table to congratulate the mayor-elect, to thank her or to just say hello.
“People feel like they matter,” Cantrell explains concerning how she’s been able to connect with her constituents. “And I think that’s why you see how the people respond to me because, I believe, they feel and they realize that I’m for them.”