Former Gov. and ex-convict Edwin Edwards (D-LA), who recently lost his bid in the state’s 6th district race to Rep. Garrett Graves (R-LA), may soon be selling real estate.
In an interview with the Times Picayune, Edwards said he will be appearing before the state’s Real Estate Commission to seek getting his real estate license.
“It’s one of the things — one of the options — I want to do,” he said of selling real estate.
“I want to have the flexibility of the license for transactions that I come upon where it would be useful,” he said.
“If you know anybody that’s got a property they want to list, give me a call,” he said Wednesday.
The former governor said he wants the real estate license in case other opportunities do not come his way or projects fall apart. Edwards’ reality show with his much younger wife was their latest career move that did not have a happy ending, after being cancelled mid-way through the show’s first season.
Edwards is most well-known for spending eight years in federal prison. Edwards was convicted in federal court back in 2000 on 17 counts of bribery, fraud and extortion.