(CNN) – Louisiana's Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu announced Tuesday that he will run again for the mayor of New Orleans.
"I love New Orleans with all my heart and all my soul," the Democrat said in an online video announcing his bid. "It's where I grew up and where I'm raising my family. And I think anyone who loves this city like I do, understands that when New Orleans calls, you have to answer. She just won't let you go."
Landrieu said that if elected, he plans to create jobs, improve the city's schools, and make the streets of New Orleans safer.
"I'm going to need your help," Landrieu said. "We've got a future to create and a city to rebuild."
Landrieu, who is the brother of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, has run for mayor of New Orleans twice before. In 2006, Landrieu lost a bid to unseat incumbent Mayor Ray Nagin. His first unsuccessful bid was in 1994.
Landrieu's father was New Orleans mayor for eight years in the 1970's.
Landrieu joins a field contesting the Democratic primary that includes state Sen. Ed Murray and former Civil District Judge Nadine Ramsey.