Half-Staff Alert for August 7, 2015
Louisiana Only

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an Executive Order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half staff until Friday, August 7 for the passing of Rep. Alfred Williams.





WHEREAS, Louisiana State Representative Alfred Williams, died on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the age of 64;

WHEREAS, Alfred Williams was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2011 to represent the 61st district, serving as House Labor and Industrial Relations committee chair for the 2015 legislative session;

WHEREAS, at the capitol he worked to pass legislation that made a real difference for the people of Louisiana and reached across party lines to serve the community he loved;

WHEREAS, Alfred Williams also served as assistant chief administrative officer for Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and was a former member of the East Baton Rouge school board;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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 Representative Alfred Williams, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public building and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Friday, August 7, 2015.

SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, August 7, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.

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 5th day of August, 2015.

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