Former Louisiana Congressman and White House Advisor, John Fleming, M.D., will announce his candidacy next Tuesday, March 7th, for Louisiana State Treasurer.

“In these tough and uncertain times for our state and people, I will be a Treasurer strongly committed to ensuring our state’s money is invested conservatively, wisely and prudently, and manage our state’s
money in a manner that our taxpayers can be certain they will get what they pay for without waste, fraud and abuse,” Fleming, a Republican from Minden, said.

After graduating from medical school, Fleming served as a medical officer in the United States Navy, brought his young family to Minden, Louisiana, and started his medical practice in family medicine. While practicing medicine, Fleming started and owned several successful businesses employing hundreds.

“I came up the hard way from a working-class family. My father died while I was in high school, and my mother was disabled,” Fleming explained. “Working hard and pinching a penny were not games in my family; they were reality,” Fleming continued. “I will treat taxpayers’ money with the same kind of respect,” he said.

Fleming was able to get through his first semester in medical school and was confronted by the lack of funds to continue. It was then, that Fleming became aware of a new program offered by the United States military to pay for medical school training in exchange for the recipient’s service in the military after graduation.

“It was one of the greatest things in my life,” Fleming said. “I was able to finish my medical school training and serve our great nation in the United States Navy,” Fleming commented. “I will never be able to repay our great nation for this opportunity, but I will continue to offer myself in public service trying to do so,” he explained.

In 2008, after long establishing his medical practice and building several successful businesses, Fleming became concerned about the direction of our nation and decided to become a candidate for the United
States Congress.

“Against all advice of the politicians and party bosses, I fought almost insurmountable odds and was elected to serve the wonderful people of Northwest Louisiana in Congress,” Fleming said.

“I went to Congress to change things, to bring some common sense, conservative ideas, and to demand change,” Fleming continued.

During his career in Congress, Fleming received very high scores for his strongly conservative record, and along with Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, and Mike Meadows, started the House Freedom Caucus, a group of
solidly conservative members of Congress who fought for conservative solutions to the nation’s problems.

“I can proudly say that I was fighting for conservative change when others were succumbing to big government and bad spending,” Fleming stated.

In 2016, after serving four terms, Fleming left Congress, earned a Senate-confirmed subcabinet position in the Trump Administration, and eventually rose to become a Senior Advisor to President Trump.

“Make no mistake, I am proud of the tax cuts we won for middle class families, the elimination of so many regulations on businesses and our economy, and the fact we made America energy independent during the Trump Administration,” Fleming said.

“My career has been about overcoming odds, fighting for sound, conservative ideas, taking care of people who need care, and building opportunities for people who have little opportunity,” Fleming explained. “I’m fiscally conservative, and I make no excuses or apologies for it. I will be exactly this kind of State Treasurer for the people of Louisiana,” he continued.

“Others may wish to experiment and risk the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars,” Fleming said, “but I strongly oppose such efforts and will fight to ensure taxpayers’ money does not get flushed down the toilet of politics and boondoggles,” Fleming promised. “This Treasurer will be a loud voice and a solid wall against waste, fraud, and the abuse of taxpayer money,” he continued.

“As a public official that embraces the strong, conservative values of Louisianians,” Fleming said, “I will be at the forefront of the effort to ensure our taxpayer money is not wasted on ‘woke’ investments that
do not respect the principles and values shared by Louisianians,” he continued.

John Fleming has been married for 44 years to his wife, Cindy. They are the parents of 4 children, Breck, Brook-lyn, JC, and Barrett, and have 5 grandchildren.