Governor John Bel Edwards announced his support for State Senate Candidate Dustin Granger in the November 13th special election to fill the Lake Charles-based vacant senate seat.
“Dustin Granger has dedicated his career to helping families in Southwest Louisiana. I’m proud to support Dustin for the Louisiana Senate because I know he shares my view that we should always put people over politics,” Edwards said. “Dustin will go to work every day focused on how to get things done, not political battles that distract from the solutions Louisiana families need. I need that kind of partnership in the legislature, and I know the people of Southwest Louisiana will benefit from having Dustin in Baton Rouge.”
John Bel Edwards carried this senate district twice by substantial margins, both in 2015 and 2019. His support is likely to motivate more voters in a projected low turnout race. Edwards’ endorsement of Granger comes just months ahead of decisions about redistricting and before a general legislative session in which many bills the Governor vetoed are likely to reappear.
“I’m honored to have Governor Edwards’ support. He has shown us what is possible when Louisianans put each other ahead of special interests. I will work with him to build a better future for our families here at home,” said Granger.
Granger’s campaign has been focused on the corruption and delays involved in stagnant Hurricane Laura recovery for Southwest Louisiana. His opponent is backed by business and industry groups that side with insurers over consumers. Competitive spending and messaging are anticipated in this special election.