Candidate Endorsements


Please note our bylaws regarding voting on endorsements: The organization may endorse candidates or issues by a  60% vote of the members in good standing present at a general meeting. Voting members are new members who joined IWO at least 3 months prior to the endorsement meeting and renewing members who paid this year’s dues at least one month prior to the meeting.

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The Independent Women’s Organization issued several key endorsements for the upcoming open primary elections on October 9, 2021.  Due to the large number of races and candidates on the ballot, IWO held two separate endorsement meetings on July 31st and August 7th



The members of IWO endorsed the following candidates:



Louisiana House of Representatives District 102: Delisha Boyd


Orleans Parish Sheriff: Dual endorsement, Marlin Gusman and Susan Hutson
Clerk, Orleans Parish Criminal District court: Darren Lombard
Orleans Parish Assessor: Erroll Williams


Mayor of New Orleans: LaToya Cantrell
New Orleans City Council at Large, Division 1: Helena Moreno
New Orleans City Council at Large, Division 2: John-Paul “JP” Morrell
New Orleans City Council District A: Joseph”Joe” Giarrusso III
New Orleans City Council District B: Dual endorsement, Jay Banks and Lesli Harris
New Orleans City Council District C: Freddie King III             
New Orleans City Council District  D: Dual endorsement Eugene Green and Timolynn “Tim” Sams              
New Orleans City Council District E: Oliver M. Thomas




Election day is Saturday, October 9th from 7am to 8pm.


Early voting is September 25 through October 2 (excluding Sunday, September 26) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.














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