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Governor John Bel Edwards (Photo by Marie Constantin)

Governor John Bel Edwards

Governor of Louisiana

Serving a second term as Louisiana Governor, Governor Edwards was first elected in 2015. In 2008, the people of House District 72 elected him to the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he represented the people of Amite, Greensburg, Kentwood and Hammond for eight years before being elected governor in November 2015. Gov. Edwards attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and retired from the Army with the rank of captain, serving as an Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army, commanding a parachute infantry regiment in the 82nd airborne He moved back home and earned a law degree from Louisiana State University before opening a civil law practice in his hometown of Amite. He and the first lady, Donna Edwards married in 1989, and have three children: Samantha Bel, Sarah Ellen and John Miller.