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Edwin Edwards, Kathleen Blanco and Buddy Roemer to speak at governors' forum Wednesday

Loyola press release - March 24, 2014

Not one, but three former Louisiana governors will headline the Institute of Politics' Ed Renwick Lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Former governors Kathleen Blanco, Edwin Edwards and Buddy Roemer will reflect on their extraordinary experiences in politics and discuss the top issues facing Louisiana today. The event is free and open to the public.

The Institute of Politics' fifth annual Ed Renwick Lecture, “One Louisiana, Three Perspectives,” will take place in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. The discussion will be led by TV anchor Lee Zurik of WVUE Fox 8.

Altogether, Blanco, Edwards and Roemer have served Louisiana as governor for 24 years. Blanco was the first woman ever to serve as Louisiana governor while Edwards spent 16 years in office as governor, serving four terms—twice as many elected terms as any other chief executive of Louisiana. Last week, Edwards officially announced his run for Congress. Roemer is a former candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2012.

For more than 40 years, the Institute of Politics has worked to educate individuals interested in politics and political leadership in the Gulf region. The institute specifically seeks people who have the talent and willingness to make a difference in the political process and take on the leadership roles which are needed to support the continued strength of New Orleans.

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