Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the passing of Judge James J. Brady, Senior Judge in the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana:

“Donna and I are heartbroken over the passing of Judge James Brady.  He was Louisiana to his core, and an avid supporter of LSU.  Like many people around the state, we were lucky to call him a friend.  Judge Brady dedicated his life to public service, and despite his many accomplishments, he was as good and humble a man I have ever met.   Most importantly, he represented honesty, fairness and integrity on the federal bench in Louisiana, and his wisdom in the courtroom will be sorely missed.  We ask all Louisianans to join their prayers to ours for his wife, Karen, and his children, Sean and Missy, during this very difficult time.”