First day to qualify for the Louisiana November election

First day to qualify for the Louisiana November election

More than 70 people stopped by the Caddo Clerk of Court's Office to run for office.

It’s the first day to qualify for the Louisiana Nov. 4 election. The Caddo Clerk of Court’s office was filled with people.

 

So far, there are three candidates running to be the next Shreveport mayor- Ollie Tyler, Sam Jenkins, and Patrick Williams.

 

Other races in Caddo Parish include City Council, District  Judge, City Judge, Constable, Justice of Peace, City Marshal and the Caddo School Board.

 

Besides the Shreveport mayoral race, there's a lot of competition for vacant district judge seats. The race with the most candidates so far - Caddo School Board Dist. 8.

 

"We've had about 50 people qualify this morning already and we're expecting around 100, maybe 150, depending on how many people qualify for each office,” said Kara McClung, Caddo Deputy Clerk.  

 

There are several offices that so far, are lacking candidates. They include Shreveport City Council District E, Caddo School Board Dist. 3, Caddo School Board Dist. 5, Justice of the Peace Blanchard District, Justice of the Peace Mooringsport District, Justice of the Peace Ward 8, Constable Mooringsport, Belcher Mayor, Gilliam Mayor, Belcher Chief of Police, Gilliam Chief of Police, Vivian Alderman at Large, Mooringsport council members at large, Vivian Alderman Ward 1, 2, and 4, Belcher aldermen, Mooringsport councilmember Dist. 2 and 3.

 

The fees:

 

District Judge - $600 Democrat or Republican, $300 other

District Attorney - $450 Democrat or Republican, $225 other

Juvenile Judges - $450 Democrat or Republican, $225 other

School Board - $230 Democrat or Republican, $115 other

Justice of the Peace - $150 Democrat or Republican, $75 other

Constables - $150 Democrat or Republican, $75 other

City Court Judges/City Marshal - $150 Democrat or Republican, $75 other

City Council Members - $600 Democrat or Republican, $300 other

Shreveport Mayor - $600 Democrat or Republican, $300 other

 

Belcher, Blanchard, Gilliam, Vivian Mayor, Chief of Police or Alderman,

Mooringsport Mayor, Chief of Police, or City Council

 

$80 Democrat or Republican, $40 other

  

You have until Friday to enter the race to run for office.

The Caddo Clerk of Court’s Office closes at 4:30 p.m. You’re advised to get there well before 4:30 p.m. if you want your name on the ballot.

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