BATON ROUGE, LA – July 12, 2021 – Louisiana has lost one of its greatest and most well-known governors of our time. Edwin Edwards was a statesman and family man whose charisma and charm were legendary. He was known as a skillful politician, a consummate public servant, and a master communicator who made everyone feel important.
He was governor during my first term in the legislature (1992-1996). He was always accessible to me and attentive to the issues that concerned my constituents.
Edwards helped shape Louisiana for generations to come during his service as one of the longest-serving governors in the history of this country. He was a true Louisianan.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, and the state of Louisiana as we navigate this loss.