Kema Dawson-Robinson may seek city council seat

As Qualifying for Mayor and Monroe City Council approaches in January, names are circulating of persons who may be qualifying for council seats as well as the Monroe Mayor’s race.

Kema Dawson-Robinson, is being whispered in political circles as a candidate for Monroe City Council from District five.

Since veteran District 5 council member Eddie Clark is not expected to seek re-election more hats are expected in the ring since the seat will be vacant.

Dawson-Robinson is presently the executive director of the Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency in Monroe.

She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. King Dawson of Monroe.

This week, Friday Ellis and Marie Brown formally announced their intentions to run for mayor. They join others who have also announced earlier in the year including Fred Louis, a teacher, and Rev. Ike Byrd, a pastor.

Dawson-Robinson has not officially announced her intentions, but she has not denied that her candidacy is forthcoming.

Historically, the District five-seat has been held by the Late Charles Johson, Jamie Mayo, Robert Johnson and Eddie Clark, since its creation in 1980.