Rep. Richmond Statement on the Passing of Rep. Ronnie Edwards

February 24, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after Baton Rouge State Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away, ending an over two-year battle with pancreatic cancer:

“Ronnie was a talented and compassionate legislator, but more importantly she was a friend,” said Rep. Richmond. “The news of her passing is not only devastating to me it is a tremendous loss for the entire state. She committed her life to serving her constituents and fighting for those who needed it the most.

As we mourn her loss we must honor her legacy by renewing our commitment to the work she fought so hard to complete. Louisiana has lost a lion tonight but her memory will live on forever.

My deepest condolences are with her family as they go through this difficult time.”