Most Louisiana statewide elected officials draw opponents


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state treasurer has signed up for the fall ballot, becoming the last of seven statewide elected officials to register for re-election.

Republican John Schroder, who won his position in a 2017 special election, qualified Wednesday for the Oct. 12 election, on the second day of the three-day signup period.

He’ll face a rematch in the race. Democratic lawyer Derrick Edwards registered Tuesday to run against Schroder.

Also drawing a repeat opponent is Republican Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. Gwen Collins-Greenup, a Democrat who lost to Ardoin in a special election for secretary of state last year, has qualified to run again for the position.

Only two statewide elected officials have yet to attract challengers: Republicans Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Candidate registration continues through Thursday.

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