Businessman and mayoral candidate Troy Henry is endorsing LaToya Cantrell to be the next mayor of New Orleans. Henry, who has served in executive leadership for several large corporations as well as owning his own consulting firm (Henry Consulting LLC), says that LaToya is not only the most capable candidate with a demonstrated track record, but also has a plan to advance New Orleans. LaToya has now won the endorsements of both Michael Bagneris and Henry, who finished third and fourth in the primary election.
“I’ve known LaToya for a number of years, and her leadership in the Broadmoor community was remarkable,” says Henry. “Her work on the Council bettered the lives of her constituents through economic development and job creation, and she also brought great results for all citizens with her work on the smoke-free law and the Welcoming City resolution. “
Although LaToya was his opponent, Henry says that he felt she remained focused on the issues facing the city, not stooping to personal attacks or innuendo. During their numerous debates and forums, Henry says he found LaToya to be forthright and forthcoming in her vision for a better New Orleans.
“I trust LaToya. She has delivered for our city, and I know she can do that as mayor,” Henry says. “Her platform statement, ‘Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job,’ really resonated with me. She realizes that we must take a big picture approach to solving our crime and infrastructure problems, because we’ve experienced so many shortsighted failures in the past. She brings the type of leadership New Orleans needs to really bring us into the 21st Century.”
Likewise, LaToya was impressed with Henry’s approach to his campaign.
“Troy ran a strong, substantive campaign of ideas – particularly on fiscal management and applying private sector best practice to government,” said LaToya Cantrell. “I am proud to have his support, and look forward to working with him to make our city better.”