Entrepreneur Gary Brooks announces his candidacy for Shreveport City Council

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A day after Shreveport City Councilwoman LeVette Fuller announced she would not run for re-election, a new candidate threw her hat in the running.

Entrepreneur Gary Brooks has announced that he is running to represent District B.

Brooks has lived in Shreveport for over 50 years and has lived and owned property in the district since 1993. He has first-hand knowledge of owning and operating a business and says he wants to make that process easier for others. .

“As a longtime business owner in Shreveport, it seems to me that the city is anti-business. We want more businesses to choose to move and open here. If the city can become more business-friendly, it will create more jobs for our residents. I want to get rid of all the bureaucracy for businesses in District B and the rest of Shreveport,” Brooks said.

Another Brooks goal is to make Shreveport safer. He says he wants to assess the Shreveport Police Department and get more officers behind the desk and on the street.

Brooks is an Eagle Scout, Assistant Scout Master, and a graduate of Baptist Christian Academy and Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He was a life member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Brooks is the father of two adult children, Claire Brooks, owner of Ambition Fitness in Shreveport, and Wesley Brooks, chef at Commander’s Palace and the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans. He has two grandchildren.

Brooks’ campaign slogan is “Invested in the future of District B.”

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