BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY)– Nancy Landry has become Louisiana’s first female secretary of state after receiving 67% of the votes. Kyle Ardoin previously held the position.

Gwen Collins-Greenup followed behind in the race polling at 33%.  

Ardoin congratulated Landry on her historic victory.

“I am proud to congratulate Nancy on her election as Louisiana’s 45th Secretary of State,” Ardoin said. “Her experience as First Assistant Secretary of State will prove to be invaluable as she steps into the role of our state’s chief election officer. I am particularly proud to note that she will bear the distinction of being the first woman in our state’s history elected to the office of Secretary of State. It has been a privilege to work alongside her for the past four years. I wish her the best of luck as she takes on this critical role, and I trust that our elections will remain in good hands.”

Along with ensuring integrity through elections, the next secretary of state will be tasked with a crucial duty of finding a new voting system.

Results are complete but unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State.