About John

John M. Schroder, Sr. was first elected State Treasurer in November 2017. As the State’s banker, Treasurer Schroder oversees more than $6 billion in investments and over $38 billion in cash flow. He serves as Chairman of the Louisiana State Bond Commission. Additionally, he returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to citizens. While he does not determine how the State’s money is spent, John does serve as an active conscience for state spending.

John was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2007 to represent St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes.  While serving on the Appropriations and Joint Budget committees, he used his business and entrepreneurial sense to focus on necessary structural changes in budgeting practices and capital outlay usage. John was one of the founders of the House Fiscal Budget Hawks. The ‘Budget Hawks’ are a group of legislators committed to ending wasteful government spending, balancing the budget, and ending the practice of using one-time money on recurring expenses. John believes Louisiana state government should live within its means and is an advocate for transparency at all levels of government. As your Treasurer, he continues to push for a streamlined budgeting process, capital outlay reforms, and address the out of control growth of government.

John is a graduate of East Jefferson High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. He has served his country in the United States Army and as a local law enforcement official. He is a businessman, co-owner of a real estate company, and a residential developer. John has been married to Ellie Daigle Schroder for 34 years. Together they have two children and are the proud grandparents to one grandson.