(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.