BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Longtime Baton Rouge politician Ronnie Edwards has died Wednesday at the age of 63. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer for two years, but no word yet on the cause of her death.
Edwards, a Democrat, was elected to represent parts of East and West Baton Rouge parishes of the Louisiana House of Representatives in October 2015. Before becoming a state representative, she was a councilwoman with the East Baton Rouge Metro Council for two terms since January 2009.
Governor John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on her passing:
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, issued the following statement after Edwards' passing:
As a state representative, she would have served on three committees: Health and Welfare; Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs; Transportation, Highways, and Public Works.
Edwards worked as a special projects manager at Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation since July 1992.
Attorney Erika Green was picked to fill Edwards' seat with the Metro Council on January 13.