Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol on Friday, April 7, 2017 until sunset in honor of the late Rep. Michael Tinnerello.

“Rep. Tinnerello was known for a commitment to his community that will leave a lasting legacy,” said Gov. Edwards. “He will certainly be missed tremendously by those who knew him, and, thanks to a lifetime of dedication to improving the state of Louisiana, the community he loved so dearly will forever be impacted by his service.”

Rep. Michael Tinnerello was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1984 to 1988 to represent District 13 for the Parishes of Jackson, Bienville and Winn. He remained an active figure in Louisiana politics for the remainder of his life. His persuasive and effective advocacy will be sorely missed.

Click here to read the governor’s executive order honoring Rep. Tinnerello’s life of public service.