Mayoral Bombshell Dropped at Shreveport GOP Luncheon
Talk about high political drama. The Caddo Parish GOP hosted the groups' regular monthly meeting and invited the 3 republican candidates for Shreveport Mayor to speak to the gathering.
Local Attorney Tom Arceneaux, Caddo Parish Commissioner Mario Chavez and retired SPD officer Jim Taliaferro spoke in that order to the conservative group gathered at Superior Bar and Grille.
Guests heard many of the same messages that we have to change the leadership in the city to make progress in the future. But things took a turn when Chavez stepped up to the mic.
The Republican Commissioner dropped the bomb on the group when he announced during his speech that he was resigning from the Republican party and would run as a "no-party" candidate for Mayor.
I feel in a divided city we need unity. I was re-elected in a district that is so diverse, my registered party held a mere 20% market share. I have come to a crossroads where if I am truly going to represent and reflect every citizen of Shreveport, then wearing the title of one party affiliation or another must end today. I feel the first conversation should never be what party are you, but what can I do for you?