Cedric B. Glover
LA State Representative, Dist. 4
Cedric Bradford Glover, born August 9, 1965, is a Democrat and a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 4.He was earlier the two-term mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, the first African-American to hold that position.
Rep. Glover was sworn in as the 47th and first African-American mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, on November 28, 2006. In November 2010, Shreveport citizens returned him to office with an overwhelming 65 percent of the vote. The wave of popularity, credibility and public support he rode during his first term continued during his second term.
He first made local history in 1990, when he became the youngest person elected to the Shreveport City Council. In 1995, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he served on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and was later named Legislator of the Year and Legislator of the Month for instituting the first computer-automated crime victim notification system in the state of Louisiana.Rep. Glover is a supporter of the medical marijuana program in Louisiana and has introduced numerous bills to the legislature including:Act 499 (House Bill 775) legalizes equipment or devices used for the inhalation of marijuana for state-registered medical marijuana patients.HB 774 – Provides relative to expungements for certain amounts of possession of marijuanaHB793 – Provides relative to nurse practitioners and medical marijuana prescriptions