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Caddo Parish Commissioner Jim Taliaferro announces he is planning to run for Mayor of Shreveport next year.

Mayor Adrian Perkins recently announced he's running for a 2nd term.

Taliaferro says "Only a few months ago he was ready to abandon Shreveport for his own political ambition but now, he says he wants to be our mayor again. Mr. Mayor, Shreveport is not a consolation prize, it’s our home!"

In his announcement, the Republican Commissioner says "It’s become abundantly clear that there is a lack of confidence in his leadership and it's time to take our City in a new direction, one in which all of our families can work, grow and thrive. We can do this. Let's rebuild Shreveport together."

Taliaferro is a retired Shreveport Police officer. He's also a military veteran, a licensed Realtor and former Caddo Crime Stoppers executive director. He's currently serving his first term as a Caddo commissioner representing district 8.

In the 2018 race for Mayor, Taliaferro came in 3rd to Perkins and Ollie Tyler.
Other possible contenders for the race next year include Caddo Commissioner Mario Chavez, Willis Knighton CEO Brian Crawford, Councilwoman LeVette Fuller and many others. No one else has announced a planned run, though.

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