February 28, 2024

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Louisiana’s new treasurer takes office, with new governor and AG

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Louisiana's new treasurer takes office, with new governor and AG

Jeff Landry was sworn in as the state’s 57th governor on Monday, while John Fleming was sworn in as state treasurer and Elizabeth Baker Murrill took over as state attorney general.

In an October election, Landry, a because Schroeder, a pro-gun proliferation right-winger himself, because the treasury hired a firm the state had previously blacklisted for gun policies to underwrite a deal, saying he had no other options with expertise to handle the Garvee transaction.

Landry, 53, served in the U.S. House from 2011 to 2013 and was a lawyer in private practice until he was elected as attorney general in 2015.

Murrill, the new attorney general, is from New Orleans and worked as a journalist for a newspaper in Florida before she went to law school and became editor in chief of the Louisiana Law Review. She became a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow and served as solicitor general of Louisiana.