By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer
St. Francisville – Burl Cain, who is the longest-serving warden of any prison in the U.S. and in the history of Angola itself, is mulling over the possibility of running for governor.
His name has been mentioned by some in the state as a possible candidate but Cain has yet to committ to whether he will or not.
Signs in support of his potential candidacy can be found around Louisiana and the Facebook page “We Want Warden Burl Cain La Governor 2015” has garnered nearly 1,700 likes so far.
He said that April 15 is the latest date he would make a decision on whether or not to run.
Cain said he has not received an answer from God but is praying about the decision. And he asks for Louisiana Baptists to pray for him as well.
“It’s important to serve Him and look for His blessing and direction,” Cain said. “When you are not in God’s will, disaster occurs. No answer would mean I didn’t get an answer and I would stay here at Angola.
“Either answer is okay with me because it’s about serving God,” he said. “It’s not about serving self.”