Shreveport City Council winners look ahead

Shreveport City Council winners look ahead

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - There will be some new and some familiar faces on the next Shreveport City Council.

It's another term on the city council for District E's James Flurry after beating Quinton Aught Tuesday night. Flurry says he's looking forward to four more years representing the district and tackling some of the city's biggest issues with the new council.

"The first and most important in my mind is crime. Crime is killing this city," said Flurry.

In District F, James Green, a pastor and former council member, beat sitting Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch. Now that he's won, he plans on doing everything he can to address the needs of his constituents, from surveys to starting neighborhood associations.

"I just want to bring some life to my district. I'm a servant so I just want to serve the people. I have some request forms already filled out as to needs of the district,” said Green.

Both thanked supporters for turning out to the polls and said they are excited for the next four years.

Four other contested seats are headed to the December runoff.

In District A, incumbent Willie Bradford is fighting off former Ccouncilwoman Rose Wilson McCulloch.

In Districts B, C, and D, newcomers will take over for council members Everson, Jenkins and Corbin, who are term-limited out.

In District B, Levette Fuller and Wendy Vance will face off in the runoff.

In District C, it will be John Nickelson and Patrick Kirton.

In the District D runoff, Grayson Boucher will take on Versa Clark.

No matter the makeup of the council, it’s about working together, says Councilman Flurry.

"The math of it is you have to have 4 votes to move anything up or down. So it’s still going to be where you have to build those relationships with other council members to get your legislation passed,” he said.

District G Councilman and current Chairman Jerry Bowman will also return to the council. He was unopposed.

Bowman cites economic development as one of the big issues for the upcoming council as well as crime.

"We still have a few runoffs. But before the new team comes in, I would like to sit with each one and have a talk and view their ideas or where they stand, or what they want to see most importantly and work as a group,” said Bowman.

The runoff is December 8th.

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