Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement about the passing of former Congressman John Cooksey.
Gov. Edwards said:
“Former Congressman John Cooksey leaves behind a long legacy of service to our state and nation that will not soon be forgotten. He has helped and inspired countless young people and worked hard to improve life for others. He served his country and his community in every way he could, from the Air Force to Congress to his medical practice as an ophthalmologist. Donna and I offer prayers and condolences to his family and all those he touched.”
The Governor will order the flags in Louisiana fly at half staff the day of his funeral.