JBE 19-18

Flags at Half-Staff—Heulette “Clo” Fontenot, Jr.

WHEREAS,               Heulette “Clo” Fontenot Jr., a former distinguished member of the Louisiana Legislature, died at the age of 58 on Sunday, September 29, 2019;

WHEREAS,               he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gail LeBourgeois Fontenot, two children, Madison and Trey, and grandson Cohen;

WHEREAS,              he was elected and served two terms as alderman in the Town of Livingston before he was elected to the state House of Representatives where he served from 1996 until 2000;

WHEREAS,              in 2000 he was elected as a senator where he served two terms before deciding to not run for re-election, after his retirement from public service in 2008, he worked full-time for ExxonMobil; and

WHEREAS,              Huelette “Clo” Fontenot lived his life with integrity and honor and his public service as a lawmaker to the State of Louisiana will long be remembered.

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 for Heulette “Clo” Fontenot, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol until sunset on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

SECTION 2:              This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Thursday, October 3, 2019.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 2nd day of October, 2019.

John Bel Edwards

Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State