Why I'm Running
I am seeking election to the Office of Secretary of State to help protect the integrity of our election system, promote the history and traditions of our state and save taxpayer money by further improving the efficiency of the office.
Every day, I am motivated to find ways to better serve the public and uphold the rich traditions and proud reputation of this office. Being Secretary of State is not a consolation prize nor should it be seen as a stepping stone to higher office. I bring the right qualifications, record and plan to the Office of Secretary of State. It is in trusted, steady hands right now.
After being sworn into office last November, I have continued to streamline operations in the office by eliminating vacant positions and moving services online. On the Commercial side, we put an emphasis on helping small businesses file their registration forms electronically. Our staff has become customer service reps to businesses across the state, helping them file faster and easier.
In addition to efficiencies implemented on the Commercial side, perhaps the most significant measure we pushed centers around a constitutional amendment to reduce the number of special elections in our state. In a study we conducted, I found that among our southern counterparts, over a five-year period, Louisiana had twice as many elections (70) as the next closest state, Georgia (36).
We have too many elections that cost taxpayers too much money.
By reducing the number of elections, we can save millions of dollars each year and increase the relevance of an election. As I go around the state promoting this solution, the public reception has been amazing. I've found you are tired of the politics that are being played with our election system.
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