“Louisiana is an example to the rest of the country that diversity is a source of strength–not division. That is why I am confident that regardless of party, we can band together to rebuild Louisiana. I was not a business-as-usual candidate, and I will not be a business-as-usual governor. I can’t do it alone. Now is the time for full participation.”
—John Bel Edwards, in his inauguration speech on Jan. 11, 2016, as Louisiana’s new governor.