Austin, Texas Mayor Declares August 7, 2014 as “Edwin Edwards Day”
Former Governor Edwin Edwards is honored n the city of Austin. Edwards was honored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who proclaimed August 7th Governor Edwin Edwards Day.
Speaking to a group of Edwards’ supporters in Austin, the Mayor had this to say in his proclamation: “Governor Edwin Edwards reorganized state government and, as an outspoken civil rights leader, appointed more minorities and women to high governmental positions than had any governor in Louisiana history. We welcome Edwin Edwards as a visitor to our City.”
Edwards, who was in attendance to receive the proclamation and speak to the crowd of former Louisiana residents and elected officials from the State of Texas, had this to say of the honor, “I am humbled to be recognized in this fashion by our neighbors to the west. I have spent a lot of time in Texas throughout my career and always enjoyed visits to the great City of Austin. I want to thank Mayor Leffingwell for this honor and hope that our Capital of Baton Rouge and your City are able to continue to work together and share ideas as we strive together for innovation and success.”
He is running as a Democrat for the 6th congressional district seat, trying to make an unprecedented comeback in Louisiana politics.