Election: Two long-time Bossier City Council incumbents go down, one prevails

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(l-r) Bossier City Council incumbent Councilman at Large David Montgomery won a sixth term in the March 20, 2021 election, while political newcomer Chris Smith squeaked by five-term incumbent Tim Larkin with 1% of the vote.

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Two incumbent City Council members were defeated and one prevailed in Saturday’s municipal election.

Incumbent City Councilman At Large David Montgomery came in No. 1 in the four-person race for the two at-large seats with 32% of the vote, while political newcomer Chris Smith inched by incumbent Tim Larkin with 25% of the vote to Larkin’s 24%.

In the raw vote, Smith received 2,993 votes to Larkin’s 2,879 votes. Candidate Lee Jeter, the only Democrat in the municipal election, received the remaining 19% of the vote.

(l-r) With 65% of the vote, South Bossier realtor Shane Cheatham defeated 4-term District 1 City Council member Scott Irwin

Larkin and Montgomery were running for their sixth unprecedented terms as At Large Councilmen.

With 65% of the vote, challenger Shane Cheatham trounced four-term incumbent Scott Irwin, who garnered 35% of the vote. In the raw vote it was Cheatham’s 1688 votes to Irwin’s 910 votes.

In the open District 5 City Council race, grocer Vince Maggio defeated businesswoman Marsha McAllister.

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