Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder considering 2023 run for governor

 Louisiana Republican Treasurer John Schroder said he is “absolutely considering” a run for governor in 2023.

“I’m always looking and listening,” Schroder said in an interview with USA Today Network. “It’s certainly something I’m going to consider.”

Schroder has spent more than a decade building his resume at the Capitol.

He spent 10 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives as part of the “fiscal hawks” and carried that theme of being a watchdog for taxpayers into a 2017 special election for state treasurer, which he won. Schroder easily won reelection in 2019. 

With two-term Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards unable to run again in 2023, the path is clear for a wide-open race. 

Fellow statewide elected Republicans Attorney General Jeff Landry and Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser staked out their ground early for a 2023 gubernatorial run, though neither has made it official. They also have the biggest early war chests. Landry has $2.025 million cash on hand in his campaign fund, while Nungesser has amassed $1.46 million.

Meanwhile, Schroder has been less conspicuous while gauging support behind the scenes. Read the full story.