Even the most casual TV viewer has probably noticed a heavy, heavy divulge of James Stewart for DA commercials that started in the last week. And there’s good reason: $256,000 has been dumped by an out-ofstate liberal into the Stewart campaign.
Caddo Commissioner Jerald Bowman will be able to continue his campaign for re-election to the Commission — much to the dismay of career politician Roy Burrell, who had been in elected office and on the public payroll since 1994.
It’s a good thing that a recent internal audit of the Caddo School Board’s Capital Construction and Projects Department (CCPD) surfaced this August versus last year this time, when the school board was pushing the renewal of a school tax bond.
If there was ever an open season on incumbent elected officials, the upcoming Caddo Commission elections are better than a baited field on the first day of dove season. In times past, incumbents on the Commission were rarely challenged, much less defeated.
As candidates for local and state offices jostle back and forth like hungry kids at an ice cream party to be first in line, the real surprise at the party could very well be a stealth candidate like Trina Chu.
Just like an outstanding employee with a large company who gets promptly promoted, elected officials who prove their worth by good statesmanship and exemplary representation of their constituency can almost always expect involved citizens to push them to run for a higher officerand for good reason.
In years past, incumbents on the Caddo Commission, the Shreveport City Council and the Caddo School Board were rarely, if ever, challenged when seeking reelection. Maybe it’s something in the water because the tide has changed starting with the school board elections last fall.
Before dismissing this idea with sarcastic laughter or a cynical comment give this idea some thought. And for the sake of argument, forget about the fact that she lost her Shreveport City Judgeship in 2008 over allegations of substance abuse.
As if the brutal summer heat wave that has virtually suffocated Shreveport for the last few weeks was not enough, a detailed reading of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s much ballyhooed six-month progress report will certainly raise the ambient temperature in one’s office or home.
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.
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