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2nd Circuit Court Upholds Mayor Perkins' Disqualification To Run For Re-election

Courtesy: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal

PERKINS APPEAL UPDATE - A Louisiana appeals court has upheld a lower court finding that the mayor of Shreveport cannot run for reelection this fall because he used the wrong address when he signed up for the race. Monday's ruling is the latest in a lawsuit that says Mayor Adrian Perkins did not use the address where he claims a homestead tax exemption when he signed up to run for reelection as the law requires. He used another address in a different part of the city. The issue is expected to wind up before the state Supreme Court. Perkins has until noon Wednesday to file the appeal.

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins (D)
Courtesy: Re-Elect Mayor Perkins Facebook
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins (D)

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.