Another local politician is jumping into the race for Mayor of Shreveport.

Caddo Parish Commissioner Mario Chavez says we have to make changes for the benefit of all of us. He says Shreveport's infrastructure is crumbling while we fight over politics.  He began serving on the Commission in 2016.

He posted this video announcement on YouTube:

Chavez joins Republicans Jim Taliaferro and Tom Arceneaux as announced candidates in the race to face incumbent Mayor Adrian Perkins in the fall election.

Darryl Ware and retired SPD officer Tracy Mendels have also announced they are running.

There have been lots of rumblings about State Senator Greg Tarver running for Mayor, but he has repeatedly told KEEL News he is going to focus on his job as a state senator right now to bring back as much money to our community as he can. He says he won't make a decision until after the legislative session.

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