Caddo Parish Commissioner Louis Johnson talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's about the status of the hiring of a new Registrar of Voters.

The twelve Caddo Commissioners are charged with interviewing, then voting to hire a replacement for retiring Registrar Ernie Roberson. It has been announced that the commissioners will interview all twenty applicants in a marathon session on Saturday, September 21, giving each hopeful about fifteen minutes to make their case.

Johnson also denies rumors that the Commission, split down the middle by party affiliation, have already decided on their preferred candidates. Johnson reiterates that his mind is open and he will listen closely to all the applicants. "I am not going to vote with anyone else. I am going to vote for who I think is the best candidate." Then he adds, "And I'm convinced that every other (commission) member is going to vote for they think is the best."