Treasurer John Schroder announces bid for Louisiana governor

BATON ROUGE, La. (KPEL News) – State Treasurer John Schroder has confirmed to supporters that he is indeed running for governor this year.

In a letter to supporters, Schroder wrote: “God willing I will be your next governor!

Schroder, who has long been expected to make the announcement, will join Jeff Landry and Billy Nungesser – the latter expected to make an announcement on Tuesday January 10 – as the top Republicans in the running.

John Schroder and Moon Griffon Twitter photo

John Schroder and Moon Griffon, via Twitter.

“This campaign will not be easy,” Schröder said in the letter to supporters. “We’re expecting a crowded field and know we’ll have to stand up to the mainstream political establishment to win, but it’s a fight worth fighting for Louisiana’s future.”

Schroder first entered state politics in 2008 when he was sworn in as state representative for House District 77 in the parish of St Tammany. In 2017, he resigned from that seat to devote all his time and effort to running for Treasurer, a position he won in 2019.

In his statement, he listed the changes he wants to make as governor.

“We need to build trust in government through transparency and accountability,” he said. “We have suffered long enough for our reputation as a politically corrupt, criminal, unhealthy and illiterate state!”

Credit: Landry Campaign

Credit: Landry Campaign

The gubernatorial race will be tough as Landry, who currently serves as Louisiana’s attorney general, has already garnered support from members of the Louisiana congressional delegation and the state’s Republican party.

Nungesser, meanwhile, announced Monday that he would not run for governor and would instead seek reelection as Lt. Governor focused.

Schroder, like Nungesser previously, has questioned the state GOP’s decision to back Landry so early, when no other candidate had declared themselves.

“There are many solid conservative Republicans planning to run for governor, and all Republicans deserve a right to vote,” Schroder said at the time. “Trying to rig the process is exactly what all Republicans should staunchly oppose.”

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