La. state senator joins race for governor

Senator Sharon Hewitt (Credit: Louisiana State Senate)
Senator Sharon Hewitt (Credit: Louisiana State Senate)(KALB)
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 9:15 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 5:01 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - State Senator Sharon Hewitt is joining the Louisiana governor’s race.

Hewitt, a Republican who represents Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany parishes, made the announcement on Friday, Jan. 13.

State Treasurer John Schroder and Attorney General Jeff Landry, both Republicans, have already announced they are running for governor. Independent Hunter Lundy, a small-business owner and attorney from Lake Charles, and Republican Xan John, a former U.S. Senator candidate from Lafayette, have also announced their candidacies.

Sen. Sharon Hewitt released the following statement:

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