Julian Whittington, former Chief Criminal Deputy with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department, resigned last month. Speculation was rampant that he would run for sheriff against incumbent Larry Deen.
Former Deputy Sheriff Mike McConnell has already thrown his hat into the ring.
We have been able to confirm from a couple of very reliable sources that Whittington is going to run.
Deju Vu all over again?
The question that is being asked is whether or not a former deputy can unseat a powerful sitting sheriff.
Ask Larry Deen.
In 1987 he took 62% of the vote against his former boss, Vol Dooley.
In addition, I hear that Whittington has some very influential support lining up in his corner.
Don't misunderstand, Larry Deen still has a lot of very solid support, but he is not invincible.
This promises to be a very interesting election year.