Edwards resigns House seat during governor's transition
BATON ROUGE - Governor-election John Bel Edwards officially resigned from his seat in the state House of Representatives this week as he continues preparations to take Louisiana's highest office next month.
Edwards said resigning the House District 72 post will allow him to devote his full attention to the transition process.
"The people of House District 72 have given me the tremendous honor of serving them in the legislature for the last eight years," said Gov.-elect Edwards. "I cannot thank them enough for the support they have given to our entire family."
Edwards submitted the letter Thursday to House Speaker Chuck Kleckley.
Click here to read a copy of the resignation letter.
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