VoteVets PAC endorses fellow veteran, John Bel Edwards for Governor

Baton Rouge, LA – The largest progressive veterans group in America, with over 400,000 supporters, VoteVets PAC, today is endorsing fellow veteran John Bel Edwards for Governor of Louisiana. 

“John Bel Edwards hasn’t forgotten where he’s come from, and he’s always been there for his fellow vets,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran, and Chairman of VoteVets.org.  “But, more than that, John Bel has shown that serving all people and America, with honor, is in his blood.  He will make an incredible Governor – one who Louisiana and its veterans can be proud to call a friend.”

According to his biography, John Bel Edwards is a is a 1988 Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, he was chosen by his classmates as the Vice Chairman of the Honor Committee In Charge of Investigations. He spent eight years on active duty with the US Army as an Airborne Ranger, culminating with command of a rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

While a state legislator, John Bel Edwards authored and pushed for dozens of bills focused on protecting veterans, and the services they’ve earned.  These bills included expanding eligibility for housing among the veterans community, recreating the Department of Veterans Affairs in the state, and reversing budget cuts to the agency submitted by Governor Jindal. 

Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.

 

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