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Real estate commission approves Edwards request to take broker's license test

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB) Former Gov. Edwin Edwards (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards will be allowed to test for his real estate broker's license after a special committee approved his request Thursday morning.

Because Edwards is a convicted felon and had previously surrendered his broker's license, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission had to give him the green light to test for it again.

The 11-member committee approved Edwards' request in a 7-2 vote.

Edwards said he wants the license in order to be a part of growth happening around the state.

"It is continuing to develop and will continue to explode in development as years go by and I'd like to be a part of it," Edwards said. "So, I'll work with friends of mine who do architecture and engineering and development and having a broker's license will facilitate some of the things I would like to accomplish."

Edwards still has to pass a test to obtain the license.

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