Kyle Ardoin

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Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State of Louisiana
Assumed office
May 9, 2018
Acting: May 9, 2018 – December 8, 2018
GovernorJohn Bel Edwards
Preceded byTom Schedler
Personal details
Robert Kyle Ardoin

(1967-07-31) July 31, 1967 (age 51)
Political partyRepublican
EducationLouisiana State University (BA)

Robert Kyle Ardoin (born July 31, 1967) is an American politician from the state of Louisiana. A Republican, he served as Secretary of State of Louisiana from May 9 to December 8, 2018, when he won an easy victory in the special election runoff contest to fill the thirteen months remaining in the term. Ardoin took the post when former Secretary of State Tom Schedler resigned.

A native of Brusly, Louisiana in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Ardoin resides in the capital city of Baton Rouge. In 2010, he became the first assistant secretary of state. On May 9, 2018, he became the acting secretary of state the day after Tom Schedler resigned from office.[1][2]

In the November 6 nonpartisan blanket primary to fill the remainder of Schedler's term through January 2020, Ardoin received 298,652 votes (20 percent), finishing in first place and advancing to the runoff election, where he faced Democratic candidate Gwen Collins-Greenup, who finished with 289,070 votes (also 20 percent).[3] In the runoff, on December 8, Ardoin defeated Collins-Greenup, 306,538 (59 percent) to 210,080 (41 percent), in a turnout of 17.2 percent of registered voters.[4]

In July 2019, Ardoin hired State Representative Nancy Landry of Lafayette to become his chief of staff.[5]


  1. ^ "Kyle Ardoin is officially Louisiana's temporary secretary of state". May 9, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ardoin sworn in as Secretary of State | Local/State Headlines". May 24, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
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  4. ^ "Election Returns". Louisiana Secretary of State. December 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "State Rep. Nancy Landry resigns to work for Secretary of State". The Monroe News-Star. July 18, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Schedler
Secretary of State of Louisiana