• Elliott Stonecipher

Friday, January 13, 2017 … 10:35 A.M.

My sources confirm that Janice “Kay” Proby-Waller, a retired parish employee, is ex-Caddo Commissioner Ken Epperson’s hand-picked successor.

Epperson is one of the key architects of the Caddo Commission’s self-pay scandal which has punished Caddo taxpayers for more than 20 years. He resigned from the Commission on December 31st to take a “job” at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.

Applying to the Commission for the interim appointment are 13 people. Owing to the nearly $1,900-per month (illegal) salary paid to Commissioners – legally, they can make no more than $1,200 per month – such a long line of would-be pols is no surprise.

Here is KSLA-TV’s list of wanna-be / gonna-be Commissioners:


Epperson is infamous in many ways, a notable one of which was his use of a one-term stand-in when term-limits forced him out. Thereby, in the 24 years beginning in 1992, honest Caddoans have been safe by virtue of his Commission absence only 4 years, from 2004 to 2008.

Given that Epperson is a devout and loud bad-government believer and practitioner, his exit from the Commission, and attempt to install Ms. Proby-Waller, should grab the attention of all honest Caddoans.

No offense to Ms. Proby-Waller, but having Epperson make personal calls on her behalf before the Commission door hit him in the tookus politically brands her, and certainly not in a good way.

Almost always, especially with a body as gutted by corruption as the Commission, interim picks are subsequently elected to the subject position.

The buzz caused by Epperson’s sudden and secret-for-weeks exit is louder now than ever. One version says he is a target of the feds in the GM Plant / Elio debacle. Another surmises that he knows his Commission gig was going to pay him far less (stolen) money in the future.

Regardless, it is a safe bet that he intends to totally control whoever takes his seat … just in case, if nothing worse.

© 2016 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Elliott Stonecipher

Elliott is a freelance contributor to RealShreveport.com and any other locally interested publications. Importantly, Elliott has several first-hand experiences in almost every aspect of the best and worst in local politics of Louisiana, particularly Northwest Louisiana. For several years and at great personal risk, Elliott has worked as a watchdog in local politics by writing and exposing numerous subjects that every other media outlet has refused to touch.

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