Sen. Greg Tarver wants to be Shreveport’s mayor

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2022 at 3:56 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Louisiana state Sen. Greg Tarver says he wants to be Shreveport’s next mayor.

The lawmaker formally announced his candidacy Tuesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at J.S. Williams Funeral Home, 1104 Pierre Ave. in Shreveport.

Tarver represents District 39, which includes parts of Caddo Parish.

He’s term-limited, meaning he cannot run for that Senate office again.


Tarver joins a growing list of candidates who previously announced their intentions to run for mayor.

Mayor Adrian Perkins is seeking re-election.

Also challenging the incumbent’s bid for a second term are former Shreveport Councilman Tom Arceneaux, Caddo Commissioner Mario Chavez, former Shreveport police Officer Tracy Mendels and Darryl Ware II.

Qualifying of candidates starts Wednesday, July 20 for the Shreveport mayoral race and for other seats up for grabs in Louisiana’s fall elections.

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