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There has been much speculation the past several weeks about who's in and who's out in the race for Caddo Parish Sheriff.  Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator officially announced his candidacy on June 1st.  In his announcement, Prator stated:

"I promise to continue to be tough on crime and careful with your money, no matter if you live in the rural areas of our parish or the center of our city. I promise to continue to be bold and outspoken about reducing violent crime and fighting for victims. I promise to continue to lead the sheriff’s office with the ethics and integrity that you’ve come to expect from me. If we want to make Shreveport, and all of Caddo Parish, a safer place, it’s going to take us all working together. I’m humbly asking for your support and your vote."


Former Shreveport Police Chief Henry Whitehorn's name has been bandied about for weeks, but there has been no official announcement on whether or not he will run.  It was expected that Whitehorn would make an official statement sometime in the 1st of July.

Whitehorn for Sheriff Facebook
Whitehorn for Sheriff Facebook

But it seems that timeline might have now been moved up.  A Facebook page has been created entitled "Whitehorn for Sheriff."  The page featrured an announcement for an event next week titled, "Whitehorn for Sheriff Campaign Kickoff."  The post continues,  "Please join Henry Whitehorn as he announces his candidacy for Sheriff of Caddo Parish."

Photo credit: Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator/City of Shreveport
Photo credit: Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator/City of Shreveport

Qualifying for the sheriff's race opens in July.  Currently, two candidates have announced their intent to run. One is current Sheriff Steve Prator, and the other is perrenial candidate Eric Hatfield.  Whitehorn is expected to officially announce his candidacy in July.

The Primary election is October 14th with qualifying beginning in July.  Early voting is Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 1) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Runoff is Saturday, November 18th, with early voting November 3rd-11th.

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