for Mayor of Shreveport
Adrian Perkins was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport. The grandson of a sharecropper and the youngest of three boys raised by a single mother, he understands the struggles Shreveport families face, as well as their ability to succeed against-all-odds.
After 9/11, Adrian felt compelled to join the Army. He accepted a nomination to West Point, where he was the first African-American cadet elected class president. Subsequently, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan, achieving the rank of Captain and Company Commander.
After three tours of duty, Adrian enrolled in Harvard Law School where he was elected its student body president. While a law student, he focused his scholarship on criminal justice reform and the importance of innovation in small and mid-sized cities. He graduated from Harvard Law in 2017.
Leadership for the Future
I believe Shreveport's best days are ahead of us. I believe that our streets can be safer; that our neighborhoods can be stronger. Shreveport can be a place where dreams are realized, and I am prepared to lead the way. That's why I am running for Mayor.
As your Mayor, I will serve with pride and purpose. Together, as a community of thoughtful and concerned citizens, we can bring about change. We can make Shreveport safer, smarter, and stronger.