The race to be City Marshall for Shreveport is headed to a runoff in April. Interim Marshall James Jefferson will face City Councilman Grayson Boucher in the runoff.

Jefferson led the field of 4 candidates with 45% of the vote. He got 5,986 votes to 5,607 votes for Boucher which was 42% of the vote.

Independent Donald "DJ" Gaut and Democrat Anthony Johnson got about 13% of the vote.

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Only about 11% of voters turned out on Saturday to vote in this election.

The runoff election is on April 29. Early voting for that election is April 15-22.

In other election news, DeSoto Parish voters turned down a quarter cent sales tax to fund an animal shelter. That measure failed by a vote of 773 for and 995 against.

All of the alcohol propositions in Ruston passed.

Voters in Haughton overwhelmingly turned down a property tax millage to fund the police and fire departments for "acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, operating and/or supplementing public safety protection and emergency medical service facilities, vehicles and equipment, including both movable and immovable property."

398 or 70% of the voters said no to this proposal.

Largest Shreveport City Salaries After 2022 Pay Raises

Earlier this year, Shreveport employees received a 13% pay increase across the board. This salary information was provided by the City of Shreveport after a Public Records Request, and reflect salaries after those raises started. We will list the City Department, and Position, exactly as they are described by the City of Shreveport in the Public Records Request.


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