Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following endorsement of Shreveport Mayor and decorated Army veteran Adrian Perkins in the Louisiana U.S. Senate race:
“Mayor Adrian Perkins has dedicated his life to giving back to his community and his state, and he exemplifies the very best of Louisiana values like courage, integrity, and service. Instead of playing political games, Adrian will step up to the plate to ensure that the Senate is working for all Louisianians and giving them the fair shot and opportunity they deserve to succeed. I know Adrian will be a champion for bringing down health care costs, defending coverage protections for Louisianians with pre-existing conditions, and investing in education and good-paying jobs for his state as we rebuild our economy. We’re proud to endorse Adrian and look forward to supporting his campaign to bring new leadership to the U.S. Senate.”
Adrian Perkins is a Louisiana native whose grandfather was a sharecropper and whose mother worked multiple jobs to help their family make ends meet. After September 11th, Adrian attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and went on to serve three tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising to the rank of Captain and earning the Bronze Star. After leaving the military, Adrian attended Harvard Law School and returned home. As the Mayor of Shreveport, Adrian balanced the city’s budget for the first time in nearly a decade, reduced crime, and led efforts to grow and revitalize the local economy in his community.