5 Shreveport mayoral candidates field questions during forum at SUSLA

“Your Shreveport. Your Vote.”

Who will lead Shreveport into the future?

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Shreveport mayoral forum co-sponsored by KSLA News 12 was held Thursday at Southern University at Shreveport. The event was designed to increase public awareness and engagement in the upcoming election.

The forum was the last of three events hosted by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, with each consecutive night focusing on a different topic: operations and administration, leadership and finances.

Those in attendance had an opportunity to hear from five of the eight candidates who are running for Shreveport mayor; Steven Jackson, Adrian Perkins, Jeron Rogers, Lee Savage and Jim Taliaferro.

Shreveport Mayoral Forum October 18 at SUSLA

There was no cost to attend.

The “Your Shreveport. Your Vote” initiative aimed at providing the opportunity to better inform voters by digging deeper into important issues with each mayoral candidate just before early voting began.

  • Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 29-30: Early voting for the Nov. 6 elections. (In Caddo Parish, that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the voter registrar’s office at 525 Marshall St. in downtown Shreveport.)
  • Nov. 2: Last day for those other than military and overseas to request a mail ballot from your registrar of voters.
  • Nov. 5: Deadline for registrar of voters to receive completed mail ballots from those other than military and overseas.
  • Nov. 7: Last day for voter registration in person or by mail for the Dec. 8 elections.
  • Nov. 17:  Last day for voter registration online via Geaux Vote for the Dec. 8 elections.
  • Nov. 24 and Nov. 26-Dec. 1: Early voting for the Dec. 8 elections. 
  • Dec. 4: Last day for those other than military and overseas to request a mail ballot from your registrar of voters for the Dec. 8 elections.
  • Nov. 7: Deadline for registrar of voters to receive completed mail ballots from those other than military and overseas for the Dec. 8 elections.
Building F is the Alphonse Jackson Jr. Building on the campus of Southern University at Shreveport, 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Shreveport.
Building F is the Alphonse Jackson Jr. Building on the campus of Southern University at Shreveport, 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Shreveport. (Source: susla.edu)

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