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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.


Lease Violation For Proud Mary's To Host Steven Jackson Mayoral Announcement

Steven Jackson has planned a mayoral announcement at Proud Mary’s in the Red River District for this Thursday. Problem is that Proud Mary’s has leased the premises from the city of Shreveport.

And guess what?? The lease clearly prohibits political activities at this establishment.

City Attorney Will Bradford has advised Proud Mary’s of the terms and conditions of the lease. Bradford’s letter clearly states that the planned political announcement by Jackson is a violation of the lease.

It is Bradford’s job to enforce all leases by tenants with the city. Politics aside, his position is merited on the basis of law and public policy. 

A big question is whether Proud Mary’s will allow Jackson’s event and risk cancellation of the lease. And if Jackson continues with his plan, what does this say about his character and integrity as a mayoral candidate?

So… the request by Jackson for a prior column “Jackson’s Mayoral Announcement A No Go at Proud Mary’s to be removed from has no merit. 

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