SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport Councilman Dr. Alan Jackson announced his intent to run for council District E at an event Thursday.

Jackson was appointed to Shreveport City Council by Governor John Bel Edwards in December after the council failed to come to a consensus on three candidates seeking the interim council seat following the resignation of James Flurry.

In a press announcement, Jackson shared some of his accomplishments and said there is more he can do for the district’s citizens.

“I want people to perceive District E as the safe district that it is. I want people to perceive District E as the opportunity district that it is. So the one thing that I would change is the perception and the mindset. And so, I want to hit the ground running and talk to as many people as possible to let them know all of the opportunity that District E does have, so we can reinstate that morale and that belief in this area and Shreveport as a whole.”

The election is in November.