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Office of the Governor

  • 900 N 3rd Street, Suite 4 Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 342-7015
The Governor is the state’s chief executive officer and commander-in-chief, and is responsible for administering the state constitution and laws passed by the Legislature. He leads and supports various departments and agencies in carrying out the programs and operations of state government that provide direct services to citizens such as health care; K-12 and higher education; assisting local governments; working to attract new businesses; and protecting the environment. Departments and agencies that fall under the executive office include Health, Revenue, Public Safety and Corrections, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Coastal Protection and Restoration, Children and Family Services, Homeland Security, Workforce and Economic Development. On January 11, 2016, John Bel Edwards was sworn in as the 56th Governor of Louisiana. On November 16, 2019, the people of Louisiana re-elected Gov. Edwards to another four-year term. On January 13, 2020, Gov. Edwards was sworn into his second term as the 56th Governor of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards continues to do what the people sent him to Baton Rouge to do: Put Louisiana First. Hundreds of thousands are insured, Louisiana’s budget is stable and Louisiana is open for business. Under the Office of the Governor the State Agencies are: Division of Administration Agriculture & Forestry Attorney General Children & Family Services Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Corrections Culture, Recreation and Tourism Custodian of Records Economic Development Education Environmental Quality Department of Health Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Housing Corporation Insurance Louisiana Workforce Commission Natural Resources Public Safety Public Service Revenue State State Civil Service Transportation & Development Treasury Veterans Affairs Wildlife & Fisheries Programs of the Governor Children's Cabinet Commission on Human Rights Disability Affairs Drug Policy Governor's Fellows Program Indian Affairs Louisiana Children's Trust Fund Louisiana Youth for Excellence Restore Louisiana Task Force Women's Policy Boards & Commissions Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana