Rep. John Schroder announces candidacy for La. treasurer - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Rep. John Schroder announces candidacy for La. treasurer

  • Links Mentioned on WAFBMore>>

  • November 18 election

    Vote Louisiana

    Vote Louisiana

    Vote Louisiana is your source to understand the upcoming November 18, 2017 election.

    More >>

    Vote Louisiana is your source to understand the upcoming November 18, 2017 election.

    More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

In a statement released on January 9, State Representative John Schroder announced his candidacy for the office of Louisiana State Treasurer in 2017.

According to the release, Schroder believe the state has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

“In my first term as a state legislator 8 years ago, I quickly recognized that we had fundamental issues with our budget and spending practices,” Schroder says. “I have always taken a stand for the Louisiana taxpayer and that will not change when elected treasurer.”

Schroder has served as a State Rep. from St. Tammany Parish for the last 9 years and is a founding member of the House of Representative Fiscal Hawks. He is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Special Agent in their Criminal Investigative Division.

Schroder, a fiscal and economic conservative, and his wife Ellie have successfully owned and operated several small family businesses for over 25 years in southeast Louisiana.

The campaign boasts widespread grassroots support and a strong financial position beginning the year with over $500,000 cash on hand.

The state primary election date is set for October 14.

Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local/State NewsMore>>

  • Vacant house on Wenonah St. catches fire

    Vacant house on Wenonah St. catches fire

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:16:51 GMT

    Crews were called out to a fire at a vacant house Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Wenonah Street near Chippewa Street in Baton Rouge just before 8 a.m.

    More >>

    Crews were called out to a fire at a vacant house Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Wenonah Street near Chippewa Street in Baton Rouge just before 8 a.m.

    More >>
  • Company selects St. James Parish for $9B chemical complex

    Company selects St. James Parish for $9B chemical complex

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:58:52 GMT
    Sunshine Bridge (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)Sunshine Bridge (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)

    A company has selected St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion chemical complex, officials announced Monday. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. said the company has purchased a 2,400-acre site just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge.

    More >>

    A company has selected St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion chemical complex, officials announced Monday. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. said the company has purchased a 2,400-acre site just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge.

    More >>
  • FEMA extends deadline for $50 per month rent for MHUs

    FEMA extends deadline for $50 per month rent for MHUs

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:12:35 GMT
    Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)
    Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)Manufactured Housing Unit (Source: WAFB)

    FEMA has granted a request from Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the amount of time 2016 flood victims still living in Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) can continue to pay $50 per month rent, according to officials.

    More >>

    FEMA has granted a request from Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the amount of time 2016 flood victims still living in Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) can continue to pay $50 per month rent, according to officials.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly