The Bossier City Council will decide on a replacement for James “Chubby” Knight at their meeting next Tuesday. Knight’s resignation will be effective tomorrow.
The people who have applied for the District 5 position are:
Dr. James Rogers
Dr. Rogers served on the council and chose not to run for re-election. If chosen, he would only serve until the fall elections.
Larry Hanisee lost to Knight in the race for the seat in 2009. He has said that he intends to run in the fall.
Mike Halphen, former police chief, said that he was interested in public service when he left the police job.
Tommy Harvey and Marsha McAllister have also indicated that they will run in the fall.
My prediction is Dr. Rogers, for two reasons. First of all, he has experience on the council, second, he has no desire to run in the fall. If not Rogers, then Hannissee because he was runner up and also has served on the council.