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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.

 

Without Dr. Artis Cash This Election Season Is Not The Same

Its almost been two years since my good friend Dr. Artis Cash unexpectedly died. 

Time goes by…seemingly faster and faster. And I still miss our every other day telephone conferences about local politics. 

This being an election year in Shreveport, it sure would be great to be kicking the “political can” 
with Cash on a daily basis. If anyone could ever dig up scoop, it was Cash. 

And believe you me, political candidates would return a Cash call—whether they liked him or not. 

His towering presence topped with a hat was not to be ignored,--and yes he did stand out in a crowd.
 
Cash had a great sense of humor and a love for people---all people—that could not be matched. 

Revered and reviled, Cash transcended the mundane and pettiness of politics, always seeming
goals that furthered the benefit of all citizens.


(This was published in the Shreveport Sun on Thursday, September 6, 2018)

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