State Rep. Scott McKnight unofficially declared his candidacy Thursday for state treasurer in 2023. The Republican from Baton Rouge has held the District 68 seat since 2019 and works with his family’s business, BXS Insurance.
In a Facebook post, McKnight said he intended to continue to conservative practices of current Treasurer John Schroder and his predecessor, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
“It’s important to have a fiscal conservative with business experience in the seat to keep a watchful eye on state spending and be willing to take a stand. That’s who I am,” McKnight’s post said.
McKnight is the first candidate to announce his bid to replace Schroder, who has put him name up for consideration in next year’s governor’s race.
Campaign finance reports show McKnight had more than $52,000 as of February.
Qualifying for next year’s statewide elections takes place in August 2023.
I’m in! It’s important to have a fiscal conservative with business experience in the seat to keep a watchful eye on state spending and be willing to take a stand. That’s who I am. That’s my track record. https://t.co/n1szoMFwUm #lalege pic.twitter.com/K5uySXgGtH
— Scott McKnight (@mcknight4la) June 9, 2022
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