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John came to Shreveport in January of 1977 when he was transferred to Barksdale AFB.

He’s been active in Shreveport politics since deciding to make Shreveport his home.

John practiced law for 40 years and he now monitors local politics. He regularly attends Shreveport City Council and Caddo Parish Commission meetings.

John is published weekly in The Inquisitor, bi-monthly in The Forum News, and frequently in the Shreveport Times.

He enjoys addressing civic groups on local government issues and elections.

 

Candidates For Upcoming Council Races: Dreamers Versus Doers

In all the political hot stove talk about the fall mayor’s race, very little has been said about the Council races.

All seven of the Council seats will be on the ballot. 

To date, Council members Stephanie Lynch and James Flurry have publicly stated they will seek re-election. Councilman Willie Bradford is undecided. Councilman Jerry Bowman is expected to seek another term.

Council members Jeff Everson, Oliver Jenkins, and Mike Corbin can not seek re-election.

A few names have been mentioned to fill these seats in District B, District C and District D. To date, nothing more than a little smoke on who is really interested in running.

In today’s world of unrelenting and often unforgiving social media, many who harbor Council ambitions are playing their cards close to their vest. And those that have been mentioned have very little, if any, active civic involvement to speak of.

One name that has been suggested is that of Broadmoor Neighborhood Association (BNA) president Rob Broussard.

Under his leadership BNA has increased its membership from 20 to over 1,000 members which includes households. And the list of BNA accomplishments is basically over the top. For those readers interested in a 40 item listing, an email request will be honored.

Most recently Broussard met with Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler seeking more street projects in 2018 for Broadmoor. He reported at the BNA meeting on February 13 that projects of over $397 thousand dollars plus concrete street panels for Pennsylvania had been added to the 2018 work schedule.

There’s no doubt that Broussard is a “doer”. 

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