Louisiana State Treasurer special election, 2017

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Nominee John Schroder Derrick Edwards
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 208,118 165,269
Percentage 55.7% 44.3%

Louisiana State Treasurer 2017.svg
Red parishes won by Schroeder.
Blue parishes won by Edwards.

State Treasurer before election

Ron Henson

Elected State Treasurer

John Schroder

The Louisiana State Treasurer special election took place on October 14, 2017, to elect the state treasurer of Louisiana, with a runoff election to be held on November 18, 2017, if necessary. Incumbent Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. First Assistant Treasurer Ron Henson replaced Kennedy as treasurer, and served until the special election.[1] Henson did not run in the special election.[2]

Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote during the primary election, a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar "top two primary" system). Republican candidates received over 65% of the vote as John Schroder and Derrick Edwards advanced to the runoff. Republican John Schroder defeated Democrat Derrick Edwards in the runoff.


Republican Party




Democratic Party


Libertarian Party


Jungle primary

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Primary results by parish.
  Neil Riser
  Angele Davis
  Derrick Edwards
  John Schroeder
Louisiana State Treasurer special election Jungle Primary, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Derrick Edwards 125,503 31.26
Republican John Schroder 96,440 24.02
Republican Angele Davis 86,880 21.64
Republican Neil Riser 72,792 18.13
Republican Terry Hughes 11,117 2.77
Libertarian Joseph Little 8,767 2.18
Majority 29,063 7.24
Total votes 401,499 100%


Louisiana State Treasurer special election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Schroder 208,118 55.74
Democratic Derrick Edwards 165,269 44.26
Total votes 373,387 100


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