Arts and Culture editor Cayman Clevenger is a New Orleans-based art broker, certified fine art appraiser, attorney, and realtor. Born in Shreveport, Cayman grew up in the small town of Many, Louisiana outside of Natchitoches. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas. After finishing law school, he returned to Louisiana, where he and his wife Sarah are raising their daughter Evangeline. His website is LouisianaArt.com
Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.