JBE 16-68

Flags at Half-Staff--Representative Reed Stephen Henderson

WHEREAS,                former State Representative Reed Stephen Henderson died on September 20, 2016, at the age of 63;
WHEREAS,                known for commitment to community service and devotion to his church, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, where he represented citizens in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes in District 103 until 2012;
WHEREAS,                a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a commodity trader, Representative Henderson served as a member of the Democratic Caucus, the Louisiana Rural Caucus, and the Orleans Delegation;
WHEREAS,                his committee service included serving as a member of the House Committee on Commerce, the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, the House Committee on Retirement, and the Select Committee on Hurricane Recovery;
WHEREAS,                during his time in the House of Representatives, Representative Henderson advocated for citizens in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, working on and supporting many important pieces of legislation; and
WHEREAS,                Representative Henderson will be missed and remembered for serving the citizens of the State and his district with dignity and honor.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1:               As an expression of respect and to honor Representative Reed Stephen Henderson, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol on Monday, September 26, 2016.
SECTION 2:               This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Monday, September 26, 2016.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 26th day of September, 2016.

John Bel Edwards

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State