BATON ROUGE—The Pelican Institute for Public Policy CEO Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passing of former governor Buddy Roemer:

“Buddy Roemer was an advocate for the people of Louisiana. His work as a reformer of the state government aimed to create a future for all Louisianans to thrive. His life serves as an example of hard work and passion for the betterment of those around us. The Pelican Institute team’s thoughts and prayers are with his family through this challenging time.”