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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Caddo Parish Commission selects Ronald Cothran as interim District 8 commissioner

Ronald Cothran


Caddo Parish, LA - The Caddo Parish Commission selected Ronald Cothran as interim Commissioner for District 8.  Cothran will fill the seat left vacant by former Commissioner Jim Taliaferro, who was elected to the Shreveport City Council in 2022.  The appointment was made at a special called meeting of the Commission on January 12.

Cothran was sworn in immediately following the Commission vote by Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Mike Spence.

Ronald Cothran is a graduate of Grambling State University, the University of Oklahoma and Wright State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social welfare, human relations and educational leadership. He brings a variety of work experiences to the Commission, including positions in the public school system and as a 23-year veteran of the United States Army.

The Commission also voted to call for a special election to fill the District 8 seat that will run concurrent with the general election on October 14, 2023.



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