Louisiana voters have chosen Republican John Schroder to serve as the next state treasurer.

According to the Secretary of State's Web site, Schroder has garnered 57 percent of the vote with 98 percent of statewide precincts reporting

Democrat Derrick Edwards--who had 37 percent percent of the vote as of 9:50 p.m.-- earned156,219 vote to Schroder's 204,861.