Don’t believe what you read from Bossier City politicians running for reelection, at least their claims of fiscal “conservatism.”
With substantial multiple challenges for the first time in two decades, having to run opposed, all Republicans, are Mayor Lo Walker, at-large Councilors Tim Larkin and David Montgomery, and District 1 Councilor Scott Irwin. As such, the direct mail has been flying through the post promoting their candidacies with assertions about their records.
Excepting Larkin, whose pieces trumpet keeping Bossier City “NUMBER ONE!”, these are replete with references to the deep Christianity of the sender and how he has governed in a fiscally “conservative” manner. While their challengers occasionally use the same language in their fliers, and it’s difficult to look into people’s hearts to assess their religiosity, insofar as fiscal governance has transpired over the past 20 years, the incumbents have records easily assessed – and found wanting relative to their claims.