BATON ROUGE - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the passing of Public Service Commission Chair Clyde Holloway:

"Donna and I join the people of Louisiana in mourning the passing of Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway. A true public servant, Clyde spent his life advocating on behalf of the state and people he loved. From the time that he began his career in his beloved hometown of Forest Hill, to representing Louisiana’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then ultimately serving as chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, he always remained accessible and a powerful voice for  his constituents. We send our prayers and condolences to Cathie, his wife of 50 years, his family and friends."