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Two candidates seek vacant Caddo Commission seat

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Jerald Bowman, left, has applied to run for the District 5 seat held by his mother, Joyce Bowman. Levada Palms, right, withdrew her application. Ernestine Coleman is not pictured. Jerald Bowman, left, has applied to run for the District 5 seat held by his mother, Joyce Bowman. Levada Palms, right, withdrew her application. Ernestine Coleman is not pictured.
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

Two candidates have applied for the Caddo Parish Commission seat left vacant by the late Joyce Bowman.

Jerald Bowman and Ernestine Coleman have applied for the District 5 seat. Jerald Bowman is Joyce Bowman's youngest son.

A third person, Levada Palms, had filed a letter of interest in pursuing the vacant seat. But Palms withdrew her name reportedly after learning of Jerald Bowman's application.

Bowman's term was set to expire in 2015, but she died on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 60. She had served for 15 years.

Commissioners will appoint someone to fill the seat until an election can occur within the next year.

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