Caddo Commission appoints Steffon Jones as interim District 6 commissioner

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Commission has appointed Steffon Jones as the interim District 6 commissioner in a special meeting Monday.

Jones is a graduate of Captain Shreve High School and East Texas Baptist University. He is employed by Shreveport Transit Management as a Maintenance Supervisor. He also serves as the Senior Pastor at New Morning Glory Baptist Temple in Mansfield, Louisiana and as a member of the Caddo Parish Democratic Executive Committee for District 6.

Jones challenged former District 6 commissioner Lynn Cawthorne for the seat in 2019. Cawthorne won the election with 54% of the vote.

The commission also voted to call for a special election to fill the District 6 seat for the remainder of former commissioner Cawthorne’s term. That election will be held on Nov. 8, 2022.

Cawthorne announced his resignation on Nov. 8 following his guilty plea on charges of wire fraud in connection with his involvement in a scheme to defraud the Food and Nutrition Service that administers the summer Child Nutrition Programs. Cawthorne and his sister, Belena C. Turner, stole more than $536,000 from the program through several means. He first appeared in court in May of 2008, but there were several trial delays before he pled guilty on Nov. 5.

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