Edmond Jordan is the newly elected state representative for District 29. The Brusly native is taking the seat left vacant after the death of Rep. Ronnie Edwards in February.
Jordan ran in the fall elections and lost to Edwards.
Jordan is an attorney and says he ran because he wanted to “Impact the lives of the people of East and West Baton Rouge.”
Jordan beat East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Vereta Lee 60% to 40%.
Jordan said, “I feel honored and humbled, to be elected state representative of District 29. Not just West Baton Rouge, but East Baton Rouge, ALL of District 29.”
Jordan held his watch/victory gathering at Champion Medical Center in north Baton Rouge. Champion Medical Center is the site of a proposed emergency room for north Baton Rouge. Jordan told a small crowd gathered he selected Champion Medical Center because “It represents the future, expanding healthcare for the people of District 29. I announced my candidacy in front of Earl K. Long Hospital as they were demolishing it and learned of my victory at Champion Medical Center. Earl K. Long is an example of bad decisions that drastically changed access to healthcare for residents of District 29. Champion Medical Center is an example of what we can do to create greater access and fix the wrongs of Bobby Jindal. I look forward to working with Gov. Edwards and state legislators to make Champion Medical Center a reality – that is my first order of business.”
Jordan said of his opponent Vereta Lee,”I want to thank Mrs. Lee for running a campaign that made me be at the top of my game. I look forward to working with her as we address issues, not only related to education, but all issues that we face throughout the district.”
Jordan thanked his wife Stacie, his children Jailen and Jace. His campaign manager Cleve Dunn Jr. said of the race, “It’s been a long journey, feels like we’ve been running for a couple years. I’m happy to see it’s over. Life doesn’t reward those who just want, it rewards those who deserve. Everyone on this team made the sacrifices and put in the work to deserve this victory. It was a total team effort.”
Governor John Bel Edwards called Jordan upon learning of his victory. Rep. Elect Jordan said, “Governor Edwards congratulated me and said he looked forward to working together.”