Louisiana's next governor will inherit the fiscal train wreck left by Gov. Bobby Jindal. All four leading candidates are qualified for the office, but we believe Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne offers Louisiana the best hope for a brighter future. He has a quarter-century of experience in the Legislature and as a statewide elected official. At every level, he left his office better than he found it. He also has a consistent record of doing what's right for the right reason, and he is untainted by scandal.
Louisiana's next governor needs to be a uniter, not a divider. Jay Dardenne has proved he can work with Democrats as well as Republicans to move our state forward. He has the experience, the temperament and the tenacity to tackle the daunting problems that confront Louisiana. For all those reasons, we believe Jay Dardenne is the man Louisiana needs as its next governor.
Voters also will elect six other statewide officials, a host of local and legislative officials, and decide the fate of four proposed state constitutional amendments. Our ballot is on the next page, and the full text of our endorsements can be found at www.bestofneworleans.com/runoffendorsements2015.