Kyle Ardoin takes oath as Louisiana Secretary of State

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R. Kyle Ardoin was formally sworn in today during a short ceremony at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Judge Yvette Alexander administered the oath of office to Ardoin who was flanked by his wife, the former Letti Lowe of Port Allen and his daughter, Abbigale.

Ardoin replaces former Secretary of State Tom Shedeler, who resigned May 1, two-and-a-half months after a former employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. 

He will serve as Louisiana secretary of state until a special election can be held on Nov. 6, 2018 and Dec. 8, 2018 if a runoff is required.

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