The Deep South’s Only Democratic Governor Throws Support Behind Fellow West Point Graduate and Army Veteran
Baton Rouge, L.A. – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards (D-Louisiana) endorsed Army Veteran and Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins to be Louisiana’s next United State Senator.
“We are at a critical moment in our state and nation,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “Now more than ever, we need steady leadership at all levels of government that will commit to put politics aside and work in a bipartisan way for all Louisianans. As a fellow West Point graduate and Army Officer, I know that Adrian is once again ready to answer the call to serve. In Louisiana, we’ve overcome tremendous obstacles by putting people over politics. Adrian will be a strong, independent voice for our state at a time when Washington is paralyzed with partisan politics. He has been a steadfast partner as Mayor, especially as we stand together to fight COVID-19. That’s why I’m asking my fellow Louisianans to join me in voting for him this November.”
“I am honored to receive the support of Governor John Bel Edwards,” said Mayor Adrian Perkins. “Governor Edwards has set the gold standard for what it means to serve others and to build the bridges necessary to get things done. He has always put Louisiana first when making tough decisions and that is the same approach I will take with me to Washington D.C. I’m grateful for the partnership we’ve shared during my service as Mayor of Shreveport and I’m looking forward to continuing that partnership in the U.S. Senate as we work together to make life better for Louisiana families.”
Governor Edwards joins a growing list of endorsements that includes Former President Barack Obama, Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Leader Stacey Abrams, the Louisiana Democratic Party, the DSCC, and other prominent leaders and organizations that can be found here.