GOP candidates sign up for La. treasurer's race
BATON ROUGE - The three announced Republican candidates vying to be Louisiana's state treasurer have signed up for the Oct. 14 ballot on the opening day of the election qualifying period.
Former state budget administrator Angele Davis, state Sen. Neil Riser and former state Rep. John Schroder filled out their paperwork and paid their qualifying fees Wednesday morning at the Secretary of State's Office.
The treasurer is Louisiana's money manager and chief investment officer, with oversight of state borrowing and state savings accounts. The job is open because Republican John Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate.
A fourth GOP contender had planned to run, state Rep. Julie Stokes, but she dropped out of the race last week after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer.
The three-day sign-up period continues through Friday.
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