Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer from the Scopena Plantation in Bossier Parish has died. He was 77. Roemer also served in Congress to represent the 4th Congressional District from 1980 to 1988. .

He was a one term Governor from 1988 to 1992.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the passing of former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer:

Buddy’s election as governor signaled a turning point in Louisiana’s history. He loved Louisiana, contributing to it through the public and private sector. He leaves a great legacy. My condolences to his family.

Sen. John Kennedy also issued a statement on the passing of Roemer.

Louisiana weeps. Buddy was one of the most interesting people I have ever met. He was immeasurably talented. All he ever wanted to do was make Louisiana better, and he did. That meant making the right people mad, but he understood that. When I count my blessings, I count Buddy twice. More than anything, Buddy loved his family. Becky and I are honored to count his family and loved ones as our friends. We are so sad to lose this Louisiana warrior, and we are praying for everyone who was blessed to know and love him.

He pushed for massive change in government with the "Roemer Revolution" pledging to boost teacher pay and bring accountability back to government.

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