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Nancy Landry is Louisiana’s 45th Secretary of State, having been elected on Nov. 18, 2023. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the office having served as First Assistant Secretary of State for four years, where she advised Secretary Kyle Ardoin on policy and legislative matters, and became certified as an Elections Registration Administrator in 2021. Secretary Landry’s goals include securing a new voting system with a paper component for the state, protecting the security of sensitive voter data, and continuing the agency’s high-tech protections.

From 2008-2019, Nancy served the people of House District 31 in the Louisiana House of Representatives. In her tenure as a legislator, then-Representative Landry served on the Committees on Civil Law, Natural Resources, House and Governmental Affairs, and Education, serving as Chairman in her final term. As a state representative, Nancy authored several key pieces of legislation on education, hazing reform, and family law.

Secretary Landry is a native of Lafayette and also lived overseas as the proud daughter of a Navy veteran. She is an experienced leader with a great passion for citizenship, civic duty, and participation. Secretary Landry is a graduate of Louisiana State University and LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. After law school, she worked for the online legal publishing company, Westlaw, and served as a judicial law clerk for the 15th Judicial District Family Court before going into private family law practice. In private practice, Landry established an award-winning system that provided reduced-cost legal representation to families in crisis. She brings to the office nearly two decades of experience working in both the private and public sectors.

Secretary Landry is a current resident of Baton Rouge, and the proud mother of two adult sons.