Secretary of State Ardoin Winning Fundraising Since Announcement
Secretary of State Ardoin Deciding Vote In Defense of Second Amendment

Louisiana's State Bond Commission narrowly decided Thursday to prohibit two major banks from participating in an interstate financing deal.

A 7-6 vote decided the issue, with most of the statewide elected officials on the panel and House members voting to exclude the banks and Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration and senators voting against it.

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Since his announcement, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has raised more money than all of his opponents by a wide margin. In just nine days, Secretary Ardoin has amassed a war chest of nearly $100,000, bringing in $87,700. 

"Our fundraising efforts are going extremely well," said Ardoin. "People from all over this state are supporting our campaign because they've seen the job I've done over the last eight years as First Assistant Secretary of State and they know I am the most qualified candidate to protect our elections and protect their private information."

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, and the runoff is Saturday, December 8.

Today, the Republican Party of Louisiana and Republican elected officials from across Louisiana announced their endorsements of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin for the December 8th runoff. Read the press release here.

Louisiana Republicans Join Together to Support 
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State Ardoin unveils new "I Voted" stickers, in anticipation of upcoming 2019 elections. 

“We’re thrilled with this year’s sticker, and even more excited to see pictures of voters across social media platforms on Election Day,” Ardoin said in a statement after he revealed the sticker on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Louisiana Republican Party endorses Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin ahead up upcoming election. 

The LAGOP Executive Committee announced its endorsements of all statewide offices for 2019. Secretary of State Ardoin has proudly been endorsed by the Louisiana Republican Party now for the second year in a row. Read the press release here

Secretary of State Ardoin Out-Raises All Candidates in Secretary of State Race

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has out-raised all other candidates this reporting period and throughout the entire Secretary of State's race.  With Election Day less than a month away, Ardoin has over $200,000 on hand.

Ardoin, who leads all candidates in the only published independent poll, has out-raised his closest competitor by nearly $40,000.

“I’m not letting up now," said Secretary Ardoin. “We're not taking anything for granted."

Early voting takes place October 23-30, and Election Day is November 6.

Secretary of State Ardoin Leading in Latest Poll

Today, an independent poll released by Remington Research showed Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin leadning all candidates in the race for Louisiana Secretary of state. 


"While I'm happy to be leading the race, we're not letting our foot off the gas! It's critical that we have a conservative Secretary of State who will fight to keep our elections safe and secure", said Secretary of State Ardoin. "That's why I'm running to continue serving as Louisiana Secretary of state."


Ardoin leads all contestants in the race and leads his closest Republican competitor by five points.

Secretary Kyle Ardoin on the Moon Griffon Show

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin joined Moon Griffon on The Moon Griffon Show Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Secretary Ardoin discussed his accomplishments over the near-decade he's served in the Secretary of State's office.

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Advocate: Election sign-up ends: Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin to run

In the final moments before qualifying for the November election ended Friday, interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reversed previous statements that he would not run and joined the race.

Ardoin’s last-minute announcement — he had said repeatedly and as late as Friday morning that he had no plans to run — capped a wild final day of qualifying that saw one congressional candidate led away in handcuffs.

“I made the final decision at 4:20 p.m. with my wife,” Ardoin said at 4:30 p.m. as the doors closed for candidates wanting to get their name on the Nov. 6 ballot. He said he had nothing against the eight other candidates for secretary of state but felt the issues facing elections during the next 12 months were substantial enough that Louisiana shouldn’t have a secretary of state who must learn on the job.

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New Voting Machines Headed to Louisiana

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says the contract to replace 10,000 voting machines with upgraded equipment has been awarded.

Ardoin explains the goal is to start the transition in five parishes with early voting next year. "You will cast a vote and it will record on a machine and the paper will move through," Ardoin says.

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Times-Picayune: Kyle Ardoin is Officially Louisiana's Temporary Secretary of State

Louisiana has a new, temporary secretary of state.

Kyle Ardoin has officially taken over the job as the state's chief elections official on an interim basis.

Ardoin, who had been Schedler's first assistant, will work in the job until a special election is held this fall and a new secretary of state is chosen to fill the remainder of the term that ends in January 2020.

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