John Bel Edwards

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John Bel Edwards
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.jpg
56th Governor of Louisiana
Assumed office
January 11, 2016
LieutenantBilly Nungesser
Preceded byBobby Jindal
Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
January 9, 2012 – December 10, 2015
Preceded byJane Smith
Succeeded byGene Reynolds
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 72nd district
In office
January 14, 2008 – December 10, 2015
Preceded byRobby Carter
Succeeded byRobby Carter
Personal details
Born (1966-09-16) September 16, 1966 (age 54)
Amite, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Donna Hutto
Alma materU.S. Military Academy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1988–1996
Unit25th Infantry Division
82nd Airborne Division

John Bel Edwards (born September 16, 1966) is an American attorney and Democratic Party politician. He is the Governor of Louisiana since January 2016.[1] He was elected on November 21, 2015. He was a member of and the Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives, having represented the 72nd District from 2008 through 2016.

Edwards was born in Amite City, Louisiana.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Levine, Sam (22 November 2015). "John Bel Edwards Wins Louisiana Gubernatorial Election" – via Huff Post.
  2. Sentell, Will (September 22, 2015). "Democratic State Representative John Bel Edwards". The New Orleans World Advocate. Retrieved September 30, 2015.

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