Mitch Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st mayor of New Orleans on May 3, 2010. He has pledged to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the people of New Orleans. As a state legislator, Major Landrieu represented the Broadmoor neighborhood for 16 years. As Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, he served as an executive, managing a $127 million budget and 800 employees. After Hurricane Katrina, he led the effort to rebuild the tourism industry and the thousands of jobs it creates. His team got more than $22 million in grant money from Congress into the hands of hundreds of homeowners quickly. During his tenure, Mayor Landrieu focused on creating jobs. He launched the Cultural Economy initiative to grow jobs through our culture, music, food, film and art. The cultural economy accounts for 144,000 jobs in our state. Mayor Landrieu has worked aggressively to restore public confidence and credibility in our city, our government, and our police department.