State Senator Neil Riser (R) of Columbia, La has announced he will throw his hat into the ring in the race for State Treasurer this fall.  The northern Louisiana native is running in the special election for the seat which was abandoned when former Treasurer John Kennedy moved up to US Senator in last November's national election cycle.

Riser says he will continue to be a 'watchdog' over the states purse.  The special election will be held this fall on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Riser is president and owner of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, a family operated business since 1934 - he also holds a BS in Business Management '84 from Northeast Louisiana which is now the University of Louisiana at Monroe.