|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|
|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|
|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.More
|Tom Schedler, resigns, Secretary of State, sexual harassment|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Posted on 10/6/2017 11:53:00 AM.|
for the October 14th election, which concludes tomorrow, has been
light. Secretary of State Tom Schedler expects a very light turnout
from the two-point-nine million registered voters.
"It's been very slow and we somewhat anticipated that going into this election. Before early voting started we estimated about a 20 percent early voting turnout," Schedler said.
|early voting, Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, New Orleans Mayoral Race|
|Posted on 9/29/2017 3:47:00 AM.|
Early voting begins tomorrow for the October 14th election, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler doesn’t expect a big turnout. Three constitutional amendments, the state treasurer’s race and a few big local elections are on the ballot. However, Schedler says there has not been much publicity.
|Tom Schedler, Secretary of State, early voting, election|
|Posted on 6/23/2017 1:59:00 PM.|
A 79-year-old former Secretary of State employee has been arrested for possession of child pornography on his state issued computer. Trooper Michael Reichardt with State Police says they were contacted by the Secretary of State’s Office reporting that Bruce Barron of Farmerville had suspicious activity on his work computer.
|Secretary of State, Michael Reichardt, Bruce Barron|
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