November 27, 2017
Louisiana voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years. He defeated Derrick Edwards 56% to 44% with just over 300,000 total votes cast.
The election was prompted by John N. Kennedy’s election to the U.S. Senate — Treasurer-elect Schroder was elected to complete the last two years in Kennedy’s term.
Schroder is an entrepreneur from Covington. As a state legislator he helped found the “House Fiscal Budget Hawks.” The ‘Budget Hawks’ are a group of legislators committed to ending wasteful government spending, balancing the budget and ending the practice of using one-time money on recurring expenses.
John is a vocal opponent to increasing taxes on Louisiana taxpayers and has been one of several leaders pushing for a streamlined budgeting process and the overhaul of the entire tax system for Louisiana.
John is a graduate of East Jefferson High School, Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Veteran of the United States Army. He is a small businessman, real estate agent, and developer. John has been married to Ellie Daigle Schroder for 31 years. They are the proud parents of two successful children, Brittany and John Michael.