John Schroder elected; garbage millage approved

LaSalle Parish voters went to the polls last Saturday and helped elect Republican John Schroder as the next state treasurer and gave an overwhelming vote of approval for renewal of a 10.65-mills property tax to continue to provide garbage collection and disposal in the parish.

Turning out just under 15-percent strong, LaSalle voters gave Schroder a convincing majority of the votes cast, 1,135 votes or 88%, compared to 161 votes, or 12% for challenger Democrat Derrick Edwards.

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