Meet Our Candidates
Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards:
John Bel Edwards currently serves as the State Representative for District 72 in Louisiana’s North Shore region. He is a 1988 Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. From the heart of Louisiana, John Bel, as his friends and family know him, excelled in high school athletics (football and baseball) and graduated as valedictorian of his Amite High School class. As one of eight children from a family long dedicated to public service, John Bel carries on the family tradition. As governor, John Bel will put Louisiana families and Louisiana workers first.
Secretary of State candidate Chris Tyson:
Chris Tyson is a proud Louisianian born and raised in Baton Rouge, where he and his wife Gia are raising their three children. He graduated from Howard University, the Harvard Kennedy School and Georgetown Law, and he is currently an LSU law professor. Because of his experience starting and running a company, Chris became very passionate about making Louisiana a pro-business environment that every good company in America would love to call home. His educational, work and personal experiences make Chris uniquely qualified to serve as our next Secretary of State.