Former Republican Mayoral Candidate Lee O. Savage is endorsing Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler. in the December 8th run-off election.
During Savages campaign he was very critical of the high crime rate in Shreveport. He say Mayor Tyler’s decision to appoint a substitute police chief is a step in the right direction.
“Do I think Mayor Tyler did everything correct? No not at all. That’s why I wanted to run, but do I think she’s much better running the city than Mr. Perkins, yes absolutely,”Lee O. Savage, Former Mayoral Candidate.
We caught up with former republican mayoral candidate Lee O. Savage about his decision to support Tyler. He says after the mid-term elections he had many unanswered questions for both Mayor Tyler and Adrian Perkins.
“I spoke on the phone with Adrian Perkins. Mayor Tyler did contact me. I want her to be more transparent, I want her to be more straightforward and if there’s any issues with any leader in that department . I think that individual needs to be put on notice and that’s one thing we look eye to eye on,” said Savage.
During Savages campaign he was very critical about the crime that plagues the city. Savage says Tyler’s decision to appoint a substitute police chief shows her commitment to change.”Now that he’s gone we can move forward and have a safer city,” said Savage.
Savage was one of two republican candidates running for mayor. Combined they claimed more than 20,000 votes.
Louis Avallone, the head of the Caddo Parish Republican Party says this endorsement could be critical for Tyler’s re-election bid.”Nearly 75-percent of voters don’t want either of these candidates. There’s a lot of dissatisfaction among the elector,but one thing I think that voter base believes is Shreveport needs to be more successful than it currently is,”Louis Avallone, Chairman of Caddo Parish Republican Party.
He also talked to both candidates about potential political positions and no promises were made. Election day is the 8th