Incoming Governor Edwards Denied His Choice for Speaker of the House

 Photo source: LABI

Photo source: LABI

In what can be seen as somewhat of a shocker, Edwards' hand picked candidate for Speaker of the House in Louisiana was denied the position.  Republican Rep. Taylor Barras has been elected over Walt Leger and for the first time in modern Louisiana history, a governor does not get his choice for Speaker.

Barras is from New Iberia and has represented District 48 since 2007.  More information on Barras can be found here.

Posted on January 11, 2016 and filed under Louisiana, John Bel Edwards.