2018 Mayoral ElectionNews


  • Elliott Stonecipher
  • Adrian Perkins

Friday, November 30, 2018 … 10:37 A.M.

Campaign finance reports (SEE below) for the crucial campaign period October 18th and November 18th show challenger Adrian Perkins taking in a stunning four-times the contribution total of Mayor Ollie Tyler.

Including in-kind contributions and expense refunds, the Perkins campaign took in $154,860 during the period, compared to $38,982 for Tyler.

The general election between the two will be held on Saturday, December 8th.

Campaign spending during the period totaled $81,176 by Perkins and $66,864 by Tyler.

Including funds carried forward from the previous reporting period, the Perkins campaign had $142,562 on hand for his final three-week push, almost triple Tyler’s $50,233.

During the same fundraising period four years ago, Tyler, then running against weak opponent Victoria Provenza, raised $91,555 … nearly two-and-a-half times her $38,982 total during this same reporting period against Perkins.

Tyler defeated Provenza by nearly a two-to-one margin, 63% to 37%.

Given its population total, Louisiana election law designates citywide campaigns in Shreveport as “District” races. Accordingly, the maximum legal contribution for any person is $2,500 per election. (The primary and general elections are considered two separate elections.)

In this reporting period alone, twenty-four individuals gave the Perkins campaign the maximum allowable contribution of $2,500. Only nine such contributions were reported by incumbent Mayor Tyler campaign.

© 2018 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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