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The president of the nonpartisan organization People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE) Steven Knight has announced he is resigning.
For seven months, Knight has lead Northwest Louisiana's largest LGBTQ+ affirming nonprofit. Knight is resigning to work on the campaign of mayoral candidate and former councilwoman LeVette Fuller.
"It has certainly been a new challenge in my life but a welcome one and I've already learned so much," said Knight in a Facebook post. "Our city is full of amazing people craving opportunity and change, to be seen and heard and most importantly to move Shreveport forward."
Fuller announced her entrance in the mayoral race on the final day for qualifying Friday, July 22 while still filling out her paperwork to run. Fuller became the ninth candidate to qualify to run for mayor.
Stepping into the role of PACE president will be current vice president Hershey Krippendorf. The nonprofit will continue its mission of advancing equality in Northwest Louisiana in order for the LGTBQ+ community can lead open, honest, responsible and safe lives at home and in the workplace under this new leadership.
"I am young and have much to learn but I am confident because of the love and support I've has all these years from each of you," continued Knight in his Facebook post. "I would be honored to walk with so many of you as we work together to make choices that will ensure better lives not just for ourselves but our neighbors and families."
Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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