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WATCH: Gov John Bel Edwards takes the oath of office Monday morning

8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago Monday, January 13 2020 Jan 13, 2020 January 13, 2020 11:28 AM January 13, 2020 in News
Source: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Governor John Bel Edwards and Donna Edwards at the 2020 inauguration Photo: Louisiana Public Broadcasting

BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards took the oath of office for the second time, Monday morning, at 11:30 a.m. 

He and First Lady, Donna Edwards began the morning with an invitation-only mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Baton Rouge.

Following the mass, the two made their way to the State Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony. Despite the rainy weather, hundreds attended the ceremony.

The Governor said that he intends to focus on early childhood education, workforce development and coastal restoration over the next four years.

For people like Danielle Rowland, being here was a priorty.

"I was here four years ago for his first one," Rowland said. "I've been a supporter of Mr. Edwards for a number of years and as a citizen of Louisiana, I thought it was important to be here."

After the ceremony, Governor Edwards joined hundreds of fellow LSU Tiger fans at the National Championship game in the New Orleans Superdome. 

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