Is it the end, or a new beginning, for the political career of Shreveport Democrat City Councilor LeVette Fuller?
This week, only days prior to qualifying fall elections, Fuller announced she wouldn’t run for reelection in District B. She implied in a radio interview that she experienced some contention with fellow councilors and expressed displeasure at how reapportionment had gone, which seemed to be more of a complaint about drawing the lines in general and not how her own district turned out, although she did criticize moving out the city’s casinos by the Red River.
If so, both irritants harken back to her record since her 2018 election. Although she ran more as a progressive, among Democrats on the Council she more likely than the others of her party backed positions advanced by the Republican minority. Often, these reflected disappointment at the Democrat Mayor Adrian Perkins Administration for a number of good government flubs instigated by his policies. This earned her enmity from her partisan colleagues who much more uncritically backed Perkins, as until recently by joining with the other party that faction could act as a majority to stall or defeat Perkins’ preferences.