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State Rep. John Bel Edwards to kick off “Speaker Series”



State Rep. John Bel Edwards will be the first presenter in Southern University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences "Speaker Series on the State of Louisiana." 


The presentation, a discussion of ideas and issues, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the lobby of Higgins Hall.


Edwards, a Democrat, is a resident of Amite and represents the District 72. He has announced that he will be a candidate for governor in 2015.


Edwards chaired the Veterans Affairs Committee in the House and the Democratic caucus during his freshman term, making him the Louisiana House Minority Leader.


Edwards will discuss issues relating mental health, unemployment, funding for higher education and the closing of local hospitals.


The event is open to the public.


For more information, call (225) 771-3092.