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Treasurer John M. Schroder

Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder



After serving 9 and-a-half years in the state legislature, John Schroder was elected Louisiana State Treasurer in 2017 and re-elected in 2019.


He is a former narcotics detective and served as a CID special agent in the United States Army. For the past 30 years, John has worked alongside his wife, Ellie, in various businesses; most notably in real estate, homebuilding, and development.


His favorite time of year is Mardi Gras, and he is a veteran of more than 45 different parades around the state. In fact, the colors of the State Treasury Unclaimed property division reflect his love of the spirit of Mardi Gras.


The Treasurer has a deep commitment and devotion to serving others and has been a member of countless service and charitable organizations from Rotary to veterans groups.  Currently, the Treasurer has the pleasure of being the Chairman of the State Bond Commission and a member of more than 35 boards and commissions


He recently started his fifth year in office. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he believes government should manage its money like you manage your businesses and households. He also believes more transparency can help restore the people’s faith in government and the process.


Treasurer Schroder is a graduate of East Jefferson High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Above all, he is a husband of 38 years, father of two, and an incredibly proud grandfather of four.

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