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Kyle Ardoin Takes The Helm as Interim Secretary of State

Jun 07, 2018 02:10PM ● By Staff Writer

First Assistant Kyle Ardoin has taken over the agency that handles elections and business filings for the State of Louisiana. Ardoin is replacing Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who ended his tenure in the elected job in early May, resigning amid allegations he sexually harassed an employee who worked for him. The Republican had been in office since 2010.

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.