Friends of Southern Hills, I have lived in Southern Hills (district 10) since I was 15 years old. I love this community and the people that live here. My life has been molded by this neighborhood. I attended Southwood High School. I worked at both Trejos and Applebees (on Mansfield Road). As soon as I was old enough, I went to the M.E.P.’s (military entrance processing station) next to Lowes and raised my right hand and enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard. At the end of my enlistment, I came home with a specialist certification in satellite communications and found great employment at the phone company, Centurylink, in the old Food Lion building.

After serving our country proud (nominated "Soldier of the Year") I ended my enlistment and started a business here in Caddo Parish. I have had the great pleasure of operating a small business and learning the hardships and successes that come with business ownership. I found out what it was like first hand to truly create jobs and manage budgets.

I am a proud father of three boys and have the first son following in my footsteps now serving in the United States Army. My other two sons attend schools here in Caddo parish and my incredible wife is a local chef and owns a restaurant where we get the pleasure of serving our city on a daily basis. I attend Word of God Church and thank our Lord and Savior for my life and path that he has taken me thus far.

I have had the pleasure of serving on the Caddo Parish Commission for the last four years and God willing, I will be able to serve the great residents of Southern Hills for another four. Recently Voted "Elected Official of the Year 2019" (Social Worker Association) I hope my track record speaks for itself. I am humbly asking for your Vote this October and if you would like to show your support please click on the link and request a yard sign. I would like to personally bring the sign, shake your hand, and thank you for believing in me for a Second term.

Press Releases

MEDIA ALERT: Mario Chavez Qualifies for Re-election

August 6, 2019

Shreveport, LA - Today with the support of my family and friends we went down to the courthouse to qualify for my re-election run!

It was an amazing opportunity to pause and thank God for the abundant blessings and a constant reminder that He is first and public service is truly about serving. I am thankful for the opportunity I have had serving the people of Caddo Parish and look forward to continuing this assignment.

News Stories

Commissioner Chavez makes case for courthouse restroom for homeless

Oct 5, 2017

There's an urge to put a public restroom outside the Caddo Parish Courthouse -- at least on the part of one commissioner.