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Jerald Bowman selected to fill Caddo Commission District 5 seat as interim Commissioner

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Joyce Bowman's son has been selected by the Caddo Parish Commission to fill the District 5 seat as interim Commissioner.

The District 5 seat was left vacant by Commissioner Joyce Bowman after she passed away. The Shreveport icon lost her battle with cancer on May 26th. Resume's for the open seat started flowing in on June 3rd. The deadline to accept resumes was Monday at 4 o'clock.

Jerald Bowman and six other candidates applied for the position. In a letter sent to the Caddo Commission, Jerald Bowman stated "if graciously appointed the opportunity, I would like to work with other Caddo Parish Commissioners in providing servitude and leadership in Caddo Parish."

Mr. Bowman has a list of professional experience including working as a legislative assistant for State Representative Richard Gallot. Bowman has also worked in congressional fellowship with U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander.

A special election will be held in October to permanently fill the Caddo Commission District 5 seat.

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