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Former La. Governor Mike Foster passes away at 90

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Monday, October 05 2020 Oct 5, 2020 October 05, 2020 6:00 AM October 05, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE -Former Spokesperson, Marsanne Golsby, told WBRZ on Sunday afternoon, that Former La. Gov. Mike Foster passed away at the age of 90.

Mike Foster, Louisiana's 53rd governor entered hospice care on Monday, Sept. 28.

Sources close to the former governor confirmed Foster's situation with WBRZ and said it was not related to COVID-19.

The former senator took the office of governor in 1996. He also took law classes part-time at Southern University during his time as a politician.

As governor, Foster was strongly popular, winning his second term outright without a runoff in a landslide primary.

An avid motorcyclist, Foster fought a helmet law successfully backed legislation that allowed motorcyclists to ride without helmets on state highways, though that law was later overturned.

Foster was a strong supporter of businesses and worked to re-organize the state community college system and expand TOPS for seniors entering higher education.

Foster fostered the early political careers of numerous politicians and state officials who found successful careers after the administration.

Foster lived in Franklin, Louisiana. 

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