Governor Kathleen Blanco


Portrait of Kathleen Blanco, our first woman governor of Louisiana. She is wearing her trademark pearl necklace, exaggerated to look like mardi gras beads, as is surrounded by a Cajun cottage, the capitol building, and an American lotus. The flowers on her dress are black-eyed Susan's which dot the capitol gardens during the summer months. Governor Blanco was officially sworn in to her office in both French and English. Vive le francais en Louisiane!