Sam Jenkins will not run for Shreveport mayor

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 03/06 2014 03:40PM

Updated 03/06 2014 06:49PM

Shreveport council member Sam Jenkins has announced  that he is pulling out of the Mayoral race this fall.

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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