Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announces he will not seek re-election

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin issued the following statement:

“I have decided not to seek re-election.

For the last five years, I have had the blessing of serving as Louisiana’s 44th Secretary of State. In that time, we
have faced unprecedented challenges including major hurricanes, a global pandemic, and lies about our election
processes and procedures. Through it all, I have been able to witness the unyielding dedication of election staff
across the state who worked countless late nights and weekends, sometimes putting their own needs on hold, to
deliver democracy to the people of Louisiana.

I could not be prouder of their work, and being tasked with
leading these individuals has been the honor of a lifetime.
I trust that the next Secretary of State will be able to build off of the accomplishments we have achieved in the
last five years, including widespread recognition from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, the Heritage
Foundation, and the Electoral Integrity Project for our election integrity measures.

I hope that Louisianans of all political persuasions will stand against the pervasive lies that have eroded trust in
our elections by using conspiracies so far-fetched that they belong in a work of fiction. The vast majority of
Louisiana’s voters know that our elections are secure and accurate, and it is shameful and outright dangerous
that a small minority of vocal individuals have chosen to denigrate the hard work of our election staff and
spread unproven falsehoods.

I am thankful for the tireless work of my staff over these last five years, and for the love and support of my
family through the many challenges we have faced. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of
Louisiana through the remainder of my term

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