A lot of politicking is going on in Bossier City right now, and it’s not all for City Marshal. Although that is the only election scheduled in the early part of this year, it’s not the only position that is available for the taking.
The District 5 council seat currently held by James ‘Chubby’ Knight will be vacated on March 31st and a successor to Knight will be appointed to the council until an election can be held, which will be in October. People who are interested in the position have been asked to submit resumes for the council to consider.
I already speculated that, in my opinion, one of two former council members will be appointed. First, Larry Hanisee, who served previously on the council and was narrowly defeated by Knight for the seat in the last election, has submitted his resume.
Dr. James Rogers, who filled the position prior to Knight’s election, has also been mentioned. He has not turned in a resume.
Educator Elliott Knowles, former director of the Rutherford House, also has submitted a resume.
Marsha McAllister, who ran for the at-large city council seat against incumbents David Montgomery, Jr. and Tim Larkin, has announced that she will run for the seat in October. She came in at 20% of the citywide vote for the position, which wasn’t bad for a first run, particularly in a citywide election. So far, she has not turned in a resume but I wouldn’t be surprised if she does.
Anything could happen in the next couple of months, but at this early point in the process I am hearing that Hanisee is already the front runner.
Time will tell.