KTVE/KARD - John Schroder has been elected as the new Louisiana State Treasurer.
Schroder defeated Democrat Derrick Edwards in Saturday's runoff race (November 18, 2017).
With a majority of precincts reporting, Schroder was leading Edwards with 58 percent of the vote.
Schroder will replace John Kennedy, who won the Senate race last fall.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards congratulated Schroder on his victory.
"Donna and I would like to congratulate John and Ellie on this victory. Louisiana has faced tremendous challenges over the years, but the state's record employment growth, budget surpluses, and historic economic development projects indicate that we are on the cusp of some of our most prosperous days. John and I share a commitment to a more efficient and transparent state government, and I look forward to partnering with him. We offer our prayers and support to John as he transitions into this new role" said Edwards.
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