Governor Kathleen Blanco

Kathleen Blanco was the first female governor of Louisiana after being elected in November 2004, serving through January 2008. She began her career as a public servant in 1984 when she became the first woman ever elected to the Louisiana state legislature. Blanco was elected lieutenant governor in 1995 and was overwhelmingly re-elected to her second term in 1999, winning 80 percent of the vote. Before her political career, Blanco taught at Breaux Bridge High School, a public school in Southwest Louisiana.

Governor Kathleen Blanco