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John Bel Edwards Announces Statewide #PutLouisianaFirst Tour

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards announced stops on his week long statewide #PutLouisianaFirst tour, which is set to launch on Monday, July 6th and end Sunday, July 12th. The tour includes stops in over twenty-five cities throughout the state where the candidate will interact with voters and discuss his plans to improve healthcare, education, veterans’ affairs, transportation and infrastructure, as well as to address issues of local importance.

“We want to talk to people about the importance of electing a governor who is a proven leader,” Edwards said. “We need a governor who will invest in higher education, not destroy it. One who will bring healthcare to working families, not close hospitals and clinics. And one who will use tax incentives to grow our economy, not as corporate welfare for out-of-state companies.”

Edwards, a Dean’s List graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, served eight years on active duty as an Airborne Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division, culminating with command of a rifle company. “The best way to predict someone’s future actions is to take a look at their past behavior. Unlike the other candidates in this race, I did not wait till Bobby Jindal was at thirty percent popularity to stand up to him,” Edwards said.

Tour stops open to the press are listed below. Please use contact information included in this release to schedule interviews.

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Monday, July 6

1:00 p.m. Launch #PutLouisianaFirst Tour
Claire’s on Mulberry Street
114 West Mulberry Street
Amite, LA 70422

5:00 p.m. Delgado Community College
Sidney Collier Campus
3727 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

Tuesday, July 7

7:30 a.m. Coffee With the Candidate
Block Law Firm
422 East First Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301

9:00 a.m. Nicholls State University
Visit with President Dr. Bruce T. Murphy

906 East 1st Street
Thibodaux, LA 70310

10:30a.m South Central La Technical College
Young Memorial Campus
900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA 70380

12:00 p.m. Lunch Stop at JoJo’s Restaurant 
624 Front St.
Morgan City, LA 70380

5:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m. #PutLouisianaFirst Event
River Oaks Event Center
520 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Wednesday, July 8

7:30 a.m. Coffee With the Candidate
Sponsored by Chip Jackson & Glenn Armentor

Staybridge Suites
129 E. Kaliste Salooom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

5:30 p.m. #PutLouisianaFirst Stop
IBEW Local #861
3000 Hwy 90 E
Lake Charles, LA 70615

Thursday July, 9

9:00 a.m. Downtown Walkabout, DeRidder
Look for the #TeamJBE Bus Downtown

11:00 a.m. Downtown Walkabout, Leesville
Look for the #TeamJBE Bus Downtown

2:00 p.m. Alexandria – Downtown Stop
Mini park across from City Hall
915 Third Street
Alexandria, LA

5:30 p.m. Joint Legislative Update with Rep. Kenny Cox
Natchitoches Arts Center
718 2nd Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Friday, July 10

10:30a.m. Opening JBE Headquarters in Shreveport
1610 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105

12:30 p.m. Lunch Stop
Notinis Italian Restaurant
2013-A Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111

3:00 p.m. Grambling, LA
Lewis Temple CME
301 Main St.
Grambling, LA 71245

Saturday, July 11

9:30 a.m. Brunch with ULM Students and Faculty
Sponsored by Student Gov. Association

Student Union
601 Bayou Drive
Monroe, LA 71209

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Impromptu stops on Route from Monroe to Baton Rouge

Sunday, July 12

2:00 p.m. Finale #PutLouisianaFirst Party
The Lyceum Ballroom
123 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70801

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