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Tari T. Bradford

Tari T. Bradford, a native of Shreveport. She graduated from the Southern University and A & M College located on the Bluff of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, where she earned both her Master of Education in Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Business Management.  Tari is a proud product of Caddo Parish Schools, where she graduated from Huntington High School.

She served in the capacity of Executive Assistant/Governmental Affairs for Mayor Ollie S. Tyler in the great City of Shreveport. Before her position in the Mayor’s office, Tari worked for former U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu as Deputy State Director and retired U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston as Senior Outreach Staff.  She has nearly 24 years as a congressional staffer.

Tari is active in many organizations in the community and region.  She served as the 22nd South Central Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she directed and led more than 4,000 ladies.  The region consists of the following states, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.  She served in this leadership role for two terms which is a total of four years.  Before being elected to lead this distinguished group of ladies, she served her local chapter, Delta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., as president, vice president and many other offices and chaired several committees.

Currently, she serves on several boards and committees in the Shreveport area which include the following: The State Fair Board – 1st Vice President;  Krewe of Sobek – Captain; and a founding member of Dress for Success (Board Emeritus).  She is an avid volunteer for the Northwest Sickle Cell Disease Association.

Tari is a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church where she served as chairman of the Educational Committee.  She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Bradford.  She and has one brother, Dr. Darien Bradford, Sr.; two nieces and two nephews.

She loves to read and share her love for reading as a volunteer in area schools. She also shares civic lessons in the classrooms of Caddo Parish Schools.

Ms. Bradford was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards on July 4, 2017 and her service end date is July 1, 2029.  She represents the fourth congressional district, as required by statute. 

To contact Tari T. Bradford:
265 S Foster Dr
​​​​​​​Baton Rouge, LA 70806