SLIDELL, La. — The race for Louisiana governor is growing with State Senator Sharon Hewitt tossing her hat into the ring on Friday.
On Friday, the Republican state senator from Slidell announced she will be launching her campaign for Governor of Louisiana.
Sen. Hewitt represents District 1 which is largely based in St. Tammany Parish but includes Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard parishes.
“Politicians have failed our state for decades, saddling us with a failing tax code, struggling schools, and rising crime in our cities,” Hewitt stated in her press release announcing her gubernatorial candidacy. “It’s time for a governor who will get things done. That’s why I’m running to lead this great state I love.”
Since joining the legislature in 2016, Hewitt has written and passed more than 125 bills and earned the 2018 National Legislator of the Year award.
“As governor, I'll put my business experience to work growing our economy, cutting taxes, and creating more opportunity across Louisiana,” said Hewitt.
Hewitt joins a growing cluster of candidates running for the state’s highest office, which now includes Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, State Treasurer John Shroder, and Lake Charles Attorney Hunter Lundry.
The Gubernatorial Primary is on Oct. 14. Early voting begins Sept. 30 through Oct. 10.