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Governor Jeff Landry Shares His Vision of Success for Louisiana

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With the threat of severe weather the inauguration was moved to Sunday.

Louisiana has a new governor. Jeff Landry. His inauguration was moved from Monday [January 8] to Sunday because of the threat of severe weather. By late Sunday afternoon, Landry become the 57th governor in Louisiana history.
Landry took the oath of office on the steps of the Louisiana state capitol. And that’s where he addressed the crowd – telling them it is them, the people of Louisiana, who make the state great. “The rich historical examples of our great state fighting back, bouncing back, and coming back, again and again, is what motivates me every day, from this day forward, with all that I am, with all that I have, to serve the greatest people on earth. May God bless each one of you and our beloved state of Louisiana. And, again, welcome home.”
In his inaugural speech Landry also emphasized the need for bi-partisan efforts to make positive changes and remember the need for civility to all: “The place is here, the time is now, and the challenge is ours. And may we be mindful of the fact that – how – we carry out our public service, is what separates politicians from statesmen.”
While Jeff Landry was sworn in on Sunday, the official start of the new governor’s term begins at Noon on Monday, as spelled out by the Louisiana constitution.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, and a graduate of the University of Washington, Jeff began his on-air broadcasting career 33 years ago in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a general assignment reporter.