2018 Secretary of State Election

Special Election: Nov. 6 (Results Below)
Runoff Election: Dec. 8

A special election is being held this fall for a new Secretary of State. Former Secretary of State Tom Schedler resigned last spring following allegations of sexual harrassment.

Louisiana Right to Life sent candidate questionnaires to each of the candidates. We post responses as we receive them. Below are the candidate comparisons. If you know candidates running for this position, please ask them to quickly complete the questionnaire and return to us. If you meet or speak to a candidate, ask them how they answered the 2018 Louisiana Right to Life Questionnaire.

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Secretary of State

* Acting Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin received and “Gwen” Collins-Greenup each received 20 percent of the vote in the special election, forcing a runoff. Ardoin led the field with 298,657 votes; Collins-Greenup had 289,097 votes.

Kyle Ardoin (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2018 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 10-19)
No previous voting record to report

Heather Cloud (R-Turkey Creek)
• 2018 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 10-19)
No previous voting record to report

Gwen Collins-Greenup (D-Clinton)
• 2018 Questionnaire: Has not responded
No previous voting record to report

A.G. Crowe (R-Pearl River)
• 2018 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 10-15)
Member of the Louisiana House 2000-2007 and Louisiana Senate 2008-2015: 100% Pro-Life Voting Record

Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge)
• 2018 Questionnaire: 100% Pro-Life (Submitted 10-13)
Member of Louisiana House 2016-Current: 100% Pro-Life Voting Record

Renee Fontenot Free (D-Baton Rouge)
• 2018 Questionnaire: Has not responded
No previous voting record to report

Thomas J. Kennedy III (R-Metairie)
• 2018 Questionnaire: Has not responded
No previous voting record to report

Matthew Paul “Matt” Moreau (No Party – Zachary)
• 2018 Questionnaire: Has not responded
No previous voting record to report

Julie Stokes (R-Kenner)
• 2018 Questionnaire: Has not responded
Member of Louisiana House from 2013-Current: 100% Pro-Life Voting Record