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The [[Louisiana Constitution|state Constitution]] addresses the office of the governor in [[Article IV, Louisiana Constitution|Article IV, the Executive Department]].
Under Article IV, Section V(A):
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''The governor shall be the chief executive officer of the state.''

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The Governor of the State of Louisiana is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Louisiana. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.

Current officer

The current and 55th governor is Bobby Jindal, a Republican first elected in 2007.

His wife, Supriya Jolly, is the First Lady of Louisiana.


The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section V(A):

The governor shall be the chief executive officer of the state.


The governor has the right to grant reprieves, issue pardons, commute sentences, and return fines and forfeitures for crimes against the state. In this role, the governor serves as the court of last resort.

Additionally the governor serves as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the state, except when they are called into service of the federal government. He may call out these forces to preserve law and order, to suppress insurrection, to repel invasion, or in other times of emergency.


A candidate for governor is required to:

  • have attained the age of twenty-five years
  • be an elector
  • have been a citizen of the United States, and,
  • have been a citizen of Louisiana for at least the preceding five years

The term of office of the governor of Louisiana is four years. During his/her tenure in office, a statewide elected official shall hold no other public office.





Contact information

PO Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Toll Free:866-366-1121

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