Pols on parade: Louisiana elected officials celebrate Mardi Gras

By: - February 20, 2023 12:40 pm
Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans

A Mardi Gras parade float on rolls on St. Charles Avenue (Photo courtesy of Canva)

The masks can make it difficult to identify them, but many Louisiana elected officials take part in Carnival season ā€“ and are eager to show it. In an election year, Mardi Gras parades provide an opportunity for candidates to get out in front of the public, albeit a possibly inebriated version of the electorate in many instances.

What follows is a social media recap of where our politicos made their rounds ahead of Fat Tuesday.


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@jdcarrereVIDEO: Via Neutral Ground News on Instagram – New Orleans Mayor LaToya giving the one finger salute to Krewe of Tucksā™¬ original sound – JD CARRERE

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Greg LaRose
Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose has covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Louisiana Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness. Greg's other career stops include Tiger Rag, South Baton Rouge Journal, the Covington News Banner, Louisiana Radio Network and multiple radio stations.