2022 Shreveport mayoral election

The 2022 Shreveport mayoral election will take place on November 8, 2022, with a runoff election on December 10 because no candidate obtained a majority of the vote in the first round. It will select the next mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic mayor Adrian Perkins sought re-election to a second term in office, but finished fourth in the general election. Former Shreveport City Councillor Tom Arceneaux, a Republican, and Louisiana state senator Gregory Tarver, a Democrat, advanced to the runoff election.[1] Since 1998, every Shreveport mayoral race has been won by a Democrat.[2]

2022 Shreveport mayoral election

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Candidate Tom Arceneaux Gregory Tarver Mario Chavez
Party Republican Democratic Independent
General election 14,709
Runoff TBD TBD Eliminated

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Candidate Adrian Perkins LeVette Fuller
Party Democratic Democratic
General election 9,090

Mayor before election

Adrian Perkins

Elected Mayor



Democratic PartyEdit

Perkins was initially disqualified from the race by the First District Court of Louisiana for listing the incorrect address on his notice of candidacy. However, the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned that ruling and allowed Perkins's candidacy to continue in a 4-3 decision, ruling that answering certain questions incorrectly on a notice of candidacy is not grounds for immediate disqualification.[3]


Republican PartyEdit





Libertarian PartyEdit


  • Lauren Ray Anderson, attorney[9][11]

General electionEdit


2022 Shreveport mayoral general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Arceneaux 14,709 28.46%
Democratic Gregory Tarver 12,202 23.61%
Independent Mario Chavez 9,458 18.30%
Democratic Adrian Perkins (incumbent) 9,090 17.59%
Democratic LeVette Fuller 5,029 9.73%
Democratic Tracy Mendels 379 0.73%
Democratic Darryl Ware 298 0.58%
Libertarian Lauren Ray Anderson 233 0.45%
Republican Melvin Slack 147 0.28%
Independent Julius Romano 132 0.26%
Total votes 51,677 100%



Tom Arceneaux (R)
Municipal officials
Gregory Tarver (D)
Statewide officials
Municipal officials


2022 Shreveport mayoral runoff
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Arceneaux
Democratic Gregory Tarver
Total votes 100


  1. ^ "Fuller, Perkins concede mayoral race; Tarver and Arceneaux to meet in runoff Dec. 10".
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dante, Kendrick. "Who's running for Shreveport Mayor in 2022? Here's a list of candidates". Shreveport Times.
  3. ^ Dante, Kendrick (19 August 2022). "Shreveport mayor reinstated into 2022 elections, court says candidates can falsify some info". Shreveport Times. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  4. ^ Dawson, Daffney. "Councilwoman LeVette Fuller announces candidacy for Shreveport mayor". KSLA 12 News. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Who is running for Shreveport Mayor? 6 already declared". KTAL 6 News. March 18, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Patterson, Destinee. "Who's running for Shreveport mayor?". KSLA 12 News.
  7. ^ Heyen, Curtis (18 July 2022). "Sen. Greg Tarver wants to be Shreveport's mayor". KSLA 12 News. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  8. ^ Dante, Kendrick (24 August 2022). "Shreveport mayoral candidate left race because his mom told him to; now he's back in". Shreveport Times. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  9. ^ a b c Dante, Kendrick (21 July 2022). "Unannounced candidates qualify for Shreveport mayoral election; incumbent to qualify Friday". Shreveport Times. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Jim Taliaferro suspends mayoral campaign, announces run for City Council". KTBS 3 News.
  11. ^ Patterson, Destinee (3 August 2022). "Lauren Anderson says Shreveporters should elect someone 'honest'". KSLA 12 News. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Former Mayor Glover, current Mayor Perkins announce support of Arceneaux for mayor".
  13. ^ a b c "Trio of current, past Democratic mayors announce support for Republican Arceneaux".
  14. ^ "Governor John Bel Edwards endorses Greg Tarver in Shreveport mayor's race".
  15. ^ "Mayor Perkins, Gov. Edwards announce endorsements for upcoming mayoral runoff".