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Ray Nagin

Data de nascimento: 11. Junho 1956

Clarence Ray Nagin Jr., also known as C. Ray Nagin , is an American former politician and convicted felon who was the 60th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, from 2002 to 2010. A Democrat, Nagin became internationally known in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Nagin was first elected as mayor in March 2002. He was re-elected in 2006 when the election was held with at least two-thirds of New Orleans citizens still displaced after Katrina struck. Term-limited by law, he left office on May 3, 2010.

After leaving office, Nagin founded CRN Initiatives LLC, a firm that focuses on emergency preparedness, green energy product development, publishing, and public speaking. He wrote and self-published Katrina Secrets: Storms after the Storms.In 2014, Nagin was convicted on twenty of twenty-one charges of wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering related to bribes from city contractors before and after Katrina and was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.

Citações Ray Nagin

„I think I did everything possible known to any mayor in the country as it relates to saving lives.“

—  Ray Nagin
2005, Transcript for September 11, Ray Nagin, Arlen Specter, John Barry & Ivor van Heerden

„This economic pie that is getting ready to explode before our eyes is going to be shared equally.“

—  Ray Nagin
2006, Speech after making into run off for mayor, April 23, 2006. http://cbs4boston.com/katrina/hurricanekatrina_story_112152722.html

„There's way too many frickin' -- excuse me -- cooks in the kitchen.“

—  Ray Nagin
2005, Interview with WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, August 31, 2005 http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/31/katrina.levees/index.html

„Some of these guys are so violent that it is hard for witnesses to come forward, and they get involved in repeat criminal activities, so it is unfortunate that they had to die, but it did kind of end the cycle that we were struggling with.“

—  Ray Nagin
2007, Discussing two brothers suspected in 14 murders who were found shot to death, quoted in Mayor: Crime Part of New Orleans `brand' http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/10/AR2007081001649.html, Washington Post, 10 August 2007

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„It's all right. You guys in New York City can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later, so let's be fair.“

—  Ray Nagin
2006, Response to a reporters question addressing the length of the Katrina rebuilding efforts http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210604,00.html (August 2006)

„I just tell you, I'm not a big FEMA fan.“

—  Ray Nagin
2005, Transcript for September 11, Ray Nagin, Arlen Specter, John Barry & Ivor van Heerden http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9240461/

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