Mayor Perkins, Gov. Edwards announce endorsements for upcoming mayoral runoff

Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 2:12 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 9:48 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - After initially saying it was too early to express his support for any of the remaining mayoral candidates, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins has now endorsed Tom Arceneaux.

Perkins, as well as former Mayors Cedric Glover and Ollie Tyler, are throwing their support behind Arceneaux. The former councilman will face state Sen. Greg Tarver in a runoff election Dec. 10.

[Fuller, Perkins concede mayoral race; Tarver and Arceneaux to meet in runoff Dec. 10]

Arceneaux’s camp hosted a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 29 to formally announce these endorsements.

Former Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower previously announced his support for Tarver.

And on Tuesday (Nov. 29), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards visited Shreveport to announce his support for Tarver.

LSU Shreveport professor Gary Joiner said also-rans could still have some influence in this election should they decide to endorse either of the runoff candidates: