BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33)(Fox 44) – Louisiana’s Senate now has a new leader at the helm.
Sen. Page Cortez, a Republican from Lafayette, has been chosen at the state senate president, according to Governor John Bel Edwards office.
The governor’s office released a statement congratulating Cortez on being elected state senate president.
In a newly released statement, Governor JBE says “I would like to congratulate Senate President Page Cortez and Speaker Clay Schexnayder on their elections this morning. As we are all acutely aware, the people of Louisiana have blessed us with the power to govern, and I hope we will take the great opportunity we have been given to work together in partnership for the good of all of our state. By rejecting partisan rancor and those who seek to turn Baton Rouge into Washington D.C., we can continue Louisiana’s stability and make progress that will allow us to continue on a course of prosperity. I stand ready to work with all of those who come in good faith.”