PEARL RIVER, LA. – Former State Senator and candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State A.G. Crowe, in a letter to the Legislative Auditor and Attorney General today, called for an investigation into whether non-identifying records from abortion facilities and certain state agencies containing possible evidence of suspected child abuse have been destroyed.

In his letter, Crowe noted, “I have recently been shown disturbing information from citizen activist Richard Mahoney that gives me reason to believe that possible evidence of suspected child sex abuse may have been destroyed by the Louisiana Department of Health without LDH having received permission from the Secretary of State to legally destroy and dispose of such records.” Crowe identified the records as Induced Termination of Pregnancy records from 1999 to 2010 that should have required an SS ARC 930 permission to destroy form from the Secretary of State. Those records are required by state law to be kept permanently.

PEARL RIVER, LA. - Former Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe today vowed to dedicate $25,000 of his state salary if elected as Secretary of State this fall to a scholarship that will encourage students to think about the importance of voting. 

“I will put the first $25,000 into a scholarship fund and work to raise up to $250,000 annually through private matching contributions in hopes of heightening awareness of the importance of voting for high school seniors who are eligible or about to become eligible to cast their first vote,” said Crowe. 

HARAHAN, LA. - In a stunning early development in the race for Secretary of State, former State Senator A.G. Crowe won the endorsement of the Jefferson Parish Republican Party Executive Committee over home parish Representative Julie Stokes.  Earlier this week, more than 70 Republican Parish Executive Committee Members, State Central Committee Members and elected officials gathered in Harahan to interview the candidates and then, in a secret ballot vote, endorsed the candidate they believed best represented Republican principles.  

    Crowe (R – Pearl River) led the first ballot over Stokes (R – Metairie), acting Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin (R- Baton Rouge) and Representative Rick Edmonds (R – Baton Rouge).  The first ballot was Crowe 30, Stokes 23, Ardoin 11, and Edmonds 8.  The sizable party leadership group in the state’s most populous Republican parish requires a candidate to win more than 50% of the group’s vote for a candidate to earn an endorsement.  The JPREC’s rules require a runoff between the top two vote getters if no candidate reaches 50% on the first ballot.  On the second ballot, Crowe received 38 votes to Stokes’ 33.

With the field now set for the Louisiana Secretary of State's race, businessman and former lawmaker A.G. Crowe is one of nine candidates looking to fill the spot once held by Tom Schedler. A.G. Crowe, whose career in the Louisiana Legislature spanned 16 years (8 in the House; 8 in the Senate) explains why he's running, his values, and how he would serve in the Secretary of State capacity.

“My 16 years in the legislature and more than 16 years in the records management and retention business uniquely prepares me to serve as your next Secretary of State. I will protect the integrity of the elections process, streamline business services and filings, and offer innovative solutions to protect the identity of all Louisianans with a specific detailed plan designed to reduce the cost of government. I have always regarded serving the public as a privilege, and I am eager to bring my fiscal conservative management style to the office.”

Legislative & Records Management Experience  Touted As Strong Credentials for Office

– Former 16-year veteran legislator A.G. Crowe, (R) Pearl River, announced today that he will be a candidate for Secretary of State in the fall election.

Crowe, a graduate of the former Francis T. Nicholls High School in New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, will enter the race with an extensive business background as the former founder and CEO of The File Depot, a records management company with 23 franchise units in 12 states.

Senator A.G. Crowe wrote the legislation establishing The Louisiana International Deepwater Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority, a public-private partnership port that will lead to 20,000 good, high-paying jobs for Louisianians and boost the states' economy. He has a unique history of creating jobs both as a private businessman and as a legislator.
A.G. Crowe is a man of great integrity. His love of our state, it’s people combined with his experience, dedication and leadership would make him the perfect choice as our next Secretary of State. James E. Fitzmorris, Jr. Former Lt. Governor & Louisiana Statesman
As the former coastal director for Plaquemines Parish, I worked closely with the legislature to help develop laws and fund projects to save our coast. Senator A.G. Crowe was on the forefront of this effort, always making himself easily accessible and using common sense approaches, which lead the way to some of the largest coastal projects in US history.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with A.G. in the legislature. As a businessman, he brought fresh new ideas to help grow and protect Louisiana businesses. As a dedicated Christian, he holds the record to this day for the highest voting record with the Louisiana Family Forum in support of family values over his 16 years of service. I am honored to endorse A.G. as our next Secretary of State.
“I am supporting A.G. Crowe for Secretary of State. He is "solid as a rock" in every area of his personal and professional life.”
Chuck Sabadie
Chuck Sabadie CEO, The Sabadie Group
“I have known and worked with A.G. for many years in business and community projects. Only the “Energizer Bunny” exceeds his level of energy!"
“I am happy to give my support to my former seat mate in the Louisiana House of Representatives.”
Michelle Ward Ghetti
Michelle Ward Ghetti Law Professor
A.G. Crowe is a man who I am honored to call my friend. When he was in the Senate, I worked with him on a number of pieces of legislation. He is a principled, hard-working, sweet man with an especially close relationship with God. He has been a wonderful example and mentor to me. Please consider him for Secretary of State.
David Ritchie
David Ritchie
I know this man and his values. He stands with God by his side and has high standards and morals. I ask that all my friends and family in the state of Louisiana visit his website and FB page and share his experiences. Please do your research on the candidates then vote for the best candidate which I believe is A.G. Crowe.
Maria Morrow
Maria Morrow
A.G. Crowe is a man of exceptionally high principles. He has our support for Secretary of State for Louisiana!
AG Crowe is a good man, skilled businessman, and has done many good things for our communities while Senator, and as a member of the House of Representatives.
Marion B. Collins
Marion B. Collins
A.G. will absolutely have my vote! He is definitely what we need in the hierarchy of state government, integrity and ability to get things done.
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