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Meet Attorney Sam L. Jenkins, Jr.

He served two terms as President of the Student Government Association while attending Southern University.

He presently has a private law practice concentrating in civil and criminal litigation.

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Sam Jenkins was born in Shreveport, La. to the marriage of the late Rev. Sam L. Jenkins, Sr. and the late Annie F. Jenkins. He is a product of the public school system in Caddo Parish. He is a 1974 graduate of C. E. Byrd High School. He went on to obtain his undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Law Degree from Southern University. He served two terms as President of the Student Government Association while attending Southern University. He presently has a private law practice concentrating in civil and criminal litigation.


Despite the demands of his profession, Sam Jenkins has a long record of civic and community involvement. He founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Foundation which sponsors an annual observance day program and awards financial assistance to deserving students.

He was the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of North Louisiana which provides legal assistance to the poor in 26 parishes across north Louisiana. He has held local, state and regional offices for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

He is a former member of the Caddo Parish Commission, the governing authority for Caddo Parish, having represented District 5. He is a former member of the Shreveport City Council representing District G, and he was a past Chairman of the Shreveport City Council. He presently serves as State Representative for District 2. He serves as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Legislative Committee assignments include Civil Law, House and Governmental Affairs and House Executive Committee.

Sam was married to the late Cynthia Hightower – Jenkins. They are the parents of two children, Atari and Annia. He serves on the Deacon Board at Baptist Bible Fellowship.


Louisiana Association of Educators proudly endorses Sam Jenkins for Senate!

AFL-CIO proudly endorses Sam Jenkins for Senate!

Caddo Democratic Parish Executive Committee proudly endorses Sam Jenkins for Senate!

Longtime Caddo Parish Senator Greg Tarver (D) proudly endorses Rep. Sam Jenkins!



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