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Monday, November 20, 2006

And then there were ... four?

The number of candidates looking to fill Shreveport mayor-elect Cedric Glover’s state house seat could be at least four.

Calvin Lester (Shreveport District A councilman), Larry Ferdinand (former city councilman current state coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Social Services' Solution to Poverty Initiative) and Patrick Williams (former Caddo Parish commissioner) have either already begun campaigning or will soon.

But there’s another potential candidate in the wings: accountant Reginald Johnson.

The president of the Shreveport Zoning Board of Appeals said in June that he was eyeing Glover’s seat. Now with a special election scheduled for February, Johnson is praying about another run for office. (He lost a 2003 bid for the District 12 Caddo Parish commission seat.)

“I’m always interested in serving the community,” Johnson said last week. “If the people in that district would come out and say ‘I would like Reginald Johnson to run,’ I would embrace that opportunity.”


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