Governor John Bel Edwards

Breaking News: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will welcome delegates and guests to New Orleans at the start of the Convention General Session at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 10 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton.


Gov. Edwards, who graduated in 1988 from the United States Military Academy, served for eight years as an Army Airborne Ranger, and commanded a rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2008, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he served for eight years until he was elected the state’s 56th Governor in November 2015.