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
Children & Family Services
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Custodian of Records
Department of Health
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Workforce Commission
State Civil Service
Transportation & Development
Wildlife & Fisheries
Programs of the Governor
Commission on Human Rights
Governor's Fellows Program
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
Louisiana Youth for Excellence
Restore Louisiana Task Force
Boards & Commissions
Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana