Three Shreveport City Council seats will be filled in tomorrow's election. The three still in contention are for Districts A, B & D.
Just on appearances, there seem to be some excellent candidates for these posts.
I have inserted websites for those who have one. Most of the others have a Facebook page, if you are on Facebook you may want to look them up.
Has served on the Caddo Parish Commission since 2001. She is the daughter of Educator Hersey Wilson, who was among the first blacks to be elected to public office in Caddo Parish.
Dr. C.O. Simpkins
The Shreveport Dentist is an icon of the Civil Rights movement. Simpkins aided Dr. Martin Luther King in founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Simpkins and others received numerous death threats. Insurance policies on his home, business and life were cancelled. Dead animals were left in his yard and his home was even bombed, which led him to flee Shreveport.
Attended Caddo Parish schools. Has a B.S. in mathematics from Dillard University & a J.D. degree from Southern University.
She has practiced law for the last 15 years.
In 2006 Sims came within 6 votes of defeating Monty Walford for the seat she is currently seeking.
Everson grew up in Shreveport, attending St. Joseph Catholic School and graduating from C.E. Byrd High School.
Business Administration with a minor in Finance and one in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Centenary College.
Everson served on Senator Mary Landrieu’s staff from 2004 – 2009.
Agent for New York Life.
Graduate of Benton High School, Centenary College and Louisiana Tech. Corbin has the endorsement of the Caddo Republican Executive Committee.
Louisiana Tech 1985 – Business/Data Processing
University Terrace Neighborhood Association, served on Board of Directors.
Active in community affairs.