Community reacts to former Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s death

Community reacts to former Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s death
The trailblazing former Gov. Kathleen Blanco passed away Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18), after a long battle with cancer.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, died Sunday (Aug. 18), at the age of 76. Blanco, a Democrat, served as Louisiana’s 54th Governor from January 2004 to January 2008.

Her passing came after a long battle with cancer. She had been in hospice care since April.

After the announcement of her death, numerous colleagues, family and community members shared their condolences and memories.

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