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 and all public buildings until sunset on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in honor of Sen. Armand Brinkhaus.

Sen. Brinkhaus was first elected to serve in the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1968. In 1976, he was elected to serve in the Louisiana State Senate, faithfully serving the public as a legislator for twenty-eight years.  

“Sen. Armand Brinkhaus lived his life dedicated to serving the people of the State of Louisiana with honor and dignity,” said Gov. Edwards. “He will long be remembered for his loyalty, integrity and love of his family and the citizens he so dutifully served. Donna and I are keeping his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.”

Sen. Brinkhaus left a legacy that helped preserve the rich culture of Louisiana, including his strong support for and promotion of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana. That legacy extends to the many lives he touched through his work related to the Louisiana judicial system, K-12 education, infrastructure, disability issues, economic development, tourism, etc.

Click here to read the governor’s executive order and learn more about Sen. Brinkhaus’ life of public service.