Field for Secretary of State's race set
Posted on 7/20/2018 1:58:00 PM.
Nine people have signed up for the Secretary of State's race, including interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, who had said for months he would not seek the position. The Baton Rouge Republican said he changed his mind ten minutes before qualifying ended on Friday afternoon. 
Tom Schedler, Kyle Ardoin, Secretary of State, Rick Edmonds, Julie Stokes, Renee Fontenot Free, A.G. Crowe

Qualifying underway for November 6 election
Posted on 7/18/2018 4:50:00 AM.

Qualifying for the November 6th election is underway. It will give voters a final roster of candidates for Congressional seats, and the special election to replace Tom Schedler as Secretary of State. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the Secretary’s race will draw ambitious politicians who can raise the cash necessary to make a name for themselves statewide.

Qualifying, Secretary of State, Tom Schedler. Clay Higgins, Josh Guillory

A.G. Crowe announces candidacy for Secretary of State
Posted on 6/28/2018 1:59:00 PM.

A former Louisiana Senator is now throwing his name in the hat for another elected position. A.G. Crowe, a Republican of Pearl River, has announced his candidacy for Secretary of State in the fall election. Crowe says he’s entering the race with an extensive business background and that one of his first concerns is bringing in technology from the private sector, to bring the office up to date.

A.G. Crowe, Secretary of State, Pearl River

Democrat Renee Fontenot Free jumps into Secretary of State's race
Posted on 6/12/2018 4:50:00 AM.

The first entrants into the race for the Secretary of State’s office are trickling in, in the wake of a poll that showed nearly a third of Louisianans are undecided on who they will be voting for come November. Attorney General’s Director of the Public Protection Division, and Democrat, Renee Fontenot Free says her years of public service make her the ideal candidate.

Secretary of State, Louisiana, 2018, Renee Fontenot Free, election

Kyle Ardoin to be Secretary of State after Tom Schedler resigns until fall election
Posted on 5/2/2018 4:42:00 AM.
First Assistant Kyle Ardoin will take over the agency that handles elections starting May 8th. Ardoin is replacing Secretary of Secretary Tom Schedler, who submitted his resignation papers in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. Ardoin knows he’s been put in charge during a pivotal time for the department.More
Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, Kyle Audoin

Secretary of State Tom Schedler resigns amid sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 5/1/2018 12:41:00 PM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has submitted his resignation letter to the governor, in the wake of a sexually harassment scandal involving his former secretary, Dawn Ross. Schedler refutes many of the allegations, but Ross' attorney Jill Craft says his resignation sends a clear signal to other would-be-harassers.

"It's time that people stand up and realize this is not okay. This is not a good old boys network. It's time for it to stop, period!" said Craft.
Tom Schedler, resigns, Secretary of State, sexual harassment

Analyst: Schedler may have no choice but to resign
Posted on 4/29/2018 4:01:00 AM.
A political analyst says embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler might not be able to stay in office much longer as the sexual harassment allegations against him will not go away. Bernie Pinsonat says published emails showing sexual advances by Schedler towards an employee could lead to his resignation.

"It could be the end of his political career. So we'll see but it's probably a matter of time until Schedler gives up the ship and resigns." 
Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Resignation, Sexual Harassment

Tough questions for Tom Schedler on revising anti-harassment policies
Posted on 4/25/2018 3:29:00 PM.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler told a Senate committee his office is looking at improving its anti-harassment policies. Schedler, who was accused of sexually harassing an employee in a recent lawsuit, was forced to discuss his agency’s policies during harsh questioning from New Orleans Senator Karen Peterson.
Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Karen Peterson, anti-harassment policies

Secretary of State Schedler not resigning, not running for reelection
Posted on 3/14/2018 5:47:00 PM.
Embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about the sexual harassment allegations made against him. An employee filed a lawsuit claiming Schedler made unwanted advances to her and even sent her a sex tape. Schedler admits to an affair with the accuser, but denies the claims of stalking or harassment. The state's election chief intends to fight the allegations and not step down.
Secretary of State, Tom Schedler, sexual harassment allegations

Not many exercise their right to vote in first two days of early voting
Posted on 11/6/2017 11:04:00 AM.
The first two days of early voting for the November 18 election shows numbers remain dismal with just under 26-thousand voters participating. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says even though they are getting the word out to encourage voters, not many took the advice.
Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, Early Voting

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