Jenkins released these statements Thursday afternoon:
"I could pretend otherwise but the truth is there are presently issues in my life that do now, and would continue to, distract from my potential candidacy. I care too much about the future of our city, my family and friends to move forward with a race for Mayor."
"I thank those who have voiced their support for me and I encourage those who do run for Mayor of Shreveport to campaign on the issues, the quality of life and the future of our city."
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