Mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about what he sees are the major issues in the upcoming race for Shreveport's top political office.

Perkins, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, tells KEEL listeners that he sees lowering crime, improving streets and bringing jobs to the area as his priorities. Perkins, who also attended Harvard Law School, says he has moved back to his hometown because, "I am a Shreveport boy. Everything that is on my resume is because I am from Shreveport." An in explaining the reason for his run: "I don't think Shreveport has another four or eight years to go down the road that its on. My platform is simple. I want to generate jobs and I want to decrease crime."

Perkins also explains his motivation - as a student at Captain Shreve - to attend West Point. "The biggest driver was 9-11 when I was a junior in high school. I made a promise to myself that morning that I would stand between the people who would do that and my family."