Schroder wins race for treasurer

Schroder wins race for treasurer

(AP/WVUE) - Former Republican state lawmaker John Schroder scored a victory in Louisiana's election for state treasurer.

Schroder had a wide lead over a Democrat, Derrick Edwards, with nearly 90 percent of the vote tallied in Saturday's runoff.

Edwards is a lawyer with an accounting degree.

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a release congratulating Schroder late Saturday.

In Saturday's runoff, the two candidates were vying to fill the seat vacated by John Kennedy, a Republican who left the job after winning election to the U.S. Senate.