- Elliott Stonecipher
- Adrian Perkins
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 … 9:24 A.M.
As I have taken time to learn, very, very few Shreveporters actually know Adrian Perkins, the man presumed by many to be our next mayor.
Unfortunately, the notably inexperienced-in-politics young man believes the rest of us have no right to know anything about him either … unless he chooses to tell us.
Perkins’ refusal to answer wholly appropriate and necessary questions before election is all too familiar. Ex-mayor Cedric Glover and current Mayor Ollie Tyler were / are likewise afflicted.
Regardless, what I am learning about Perkins is of real importance to responsible Shreveporters.
I began with his own written disclosures in the state-mandated “Tier 2 Personal Financial Statement” state law required him to complete when qualifying for mayor.
Perkins filled-out the disclosure packet in his own hand, then signed it to “certify (its) accuracy.”
Two things jump off the pages in Perkins’ report: his ties to a huge national law firm which is an agent of the political left, and a note about his health.
First, in the form’s “Schedule A: Employment Information,” Perkins lists employment as a “summer associate” with law firm Sidley Austin LLC in its Los Angeles office.
Perkins designated his pay to be in the surprisingly high range of $25,000-$100,000, regardless that he is not (yet?) a licensed attorney.
With offices in twelve U. S. cities, plus London, Hong Kong and Beijing, Sidley Austin is rooted in Chicago, with its current headquarters in Washington, DC.
Legal news website “Above The Law” reports that among firms anchored in DC, Sidley Austin is largest, with annual revenue over two billion dollars.
Notably, a previous one-time “summer associate” at the firm was Barack Obama.
The Open Secrets website (opensecrets.org) reports political contributions by Sidley Austin LLC of just over $872,000 thus far in 2018, and $1.4 million in 2016. This year, Democrats scored three-times the total contributions of Republicans.
Atop the firm’s 2018 list of friends were Democrat Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Tim Kaine, Bob Casey, and Claire McCaskill, and (losing) Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey.
Next, the matter of Perkins’ health.
He disclosed in his “Schedule I: Other Income” form that he receives “Army Disability” pay of “$5,000 to $24,999” annually, though other sources believe it is $3,000 per month.
Perkins and his handlers / sponsors / devotees are far over the top in trying to hide what his disability is, drawing even more attention to it, of course.
Contrary to Perkins and his handlers, there is no law which protects anyone from working to find out what disability he referred to (in writing). If he wants (legal) protection against such questioning, he cannot not seek elective office.
Among the many sources contacted for more information about his disability, one is more informed than others by virtue of knowing Perkins since he was younger.
According to that source, Perkins’ suffers from bipolar disorder.
To put it mildly, the illness is highly complex. Here is an article by the National Alliance on Mental Illness which notes how debilitating the disease may be:
Of course, if this is not Perkins’ disability, we may logically expect him to tell us what the disability – which he personally reported, in writing – actually is.
After all, this office “belongs” to some 190,000 or so other Shreveporters, too.
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