BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the passing of former State Rep. Reed Henderson:

“Donna and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family of State Rep. Reed Henderson. He lived his life and served the people of District 103 with integrity and honor. Deeply rooted in his Catholic faith, he had an abiding commitment to do the right thing. It was obvious that he loved helping to make the state a better place to live and work. Rep. Henderson was a true champion for the people he represented and his accomplishments will live on. Our prayers are with Hope, his wife of 34 years, their children, grandchildren, and countless friends and community.”