Nov. 9, 2015 01:43 PM

For too long we have let partisan politicians hurt our state. JBE will put Louisiana first.

Years ago, when we enlisted to serve our country in the military, no one ever asked if we were Republicans or Democrats. Our units were never broken down along party lines. And we cared far more about the combat readiness of the men to our right and left than if their politics leaned in either direction.

You don’t win a war by dividing an army against itself.

That is why as veterans, we believe our next governor needs to govern by these same principles — principles that created and have guided the greatest military in world history. Principles that have kept America free for over 200 years. And principles that put the common good above the self-interest.

We believe John Bel Edwards is that man.

John Bel Edwards graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, known as the finest leadership academy in the world. While there, he was chosen by his fellow cadets to enforce the legendary Honor Code: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” He served eight years on active duty as an Airborne Ranger and was promoted to Company Commander of a Rifle Company in the 82nd Airborne Division.

John Bel Edwards has been a leader in every aspect of his life. And leadership is something Louisiana is in desperate need of right now. For too long we have let partisan politicians hurt our state. John Bel Edwards will be the governor who puts Louisiana first.

Please join us in voting for a veteran, a Christian, and a remarkable leader for governor.

Please vote John Bel Edwards for governor.

Joey Strickland, Walker
Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Richard O’Brien, Denham Springs
U.S. Navy
Purple Heart Recipient

Joseph Strickland, Livingston
U.S. Army
Desert Storm Veteran

Chad Chapman, Natchitoches
U.S. Army
Iraq Veteran

State Rep. John Montoucet, Crowley
U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict

Carol Duplechin, Church Point
U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict

Al Cochran, Lake Charles
Captain, U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran

Eddie Kineson, Lake Charles
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Vietnam Veteran

Tanya Whitney, Gonzales
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Willie Banks, Leesville
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Vietnam Veteran

Ken Epperson, Shreveport
U.S. Army
Vietnam Veteran






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