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June 7, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA – Today, Gwen Collins-Greenup announced her 2023 candidacy for Louisiana Secretary of State via video. “Our right to choose what's best for our future, our family, our community, and our state is what truly makes Louisiana great,” said Gwen. “I'm Gwen Collins-Greenup, the People's Candidate for Secretary of State. As an attorney, accountant, and small business owner, I've spent my entire career serving and protecting the rights of the people and businesses of Louisiana. From the boardroom to the courtroom, I've used my experience to develop policies, expand access, increase transparency, solve complex problems, and lead change. I'm running for Secretary of State to strengthen our businesses, secure our elections, and protect every eligible Louisiana citizen's right to vote. I'm asking you to vote Gwen Collins-Greenup, the experienced candidate with the qualifications to get the job done!”

Gwendolyn Collins-Greenup is the founder and managing member of Greenup Law, L.L.C., a boutique full-service law firm based in Baton Rouge with satellite offices across Louisiana. Driven by her passion for the law and for people, Gwen is committed to bridging the justice gap, closing the homeownership gap, and ensuring every client’s voice is heard. Prior to founding Greenup Law, L.L.C., Gwen spent more than 20 years in the private sector where she provided consulting, tax, notary, and real estate title services to individual and business clients. She also contracted with business and government clients to provide administrative support services, strategic planning, and training resources. Her public sector experience includes serving in the roles of court director, deputy clerk of court, and legal secretary.

Gwen graduated with honors from Southern University Law Center, where she served as a student attorney in SULC’s Low-Income Taxpayers’ Clinic and was a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Legal Writing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University, and her Master of Divinity in Professional Ministries from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.

Gwen remains active in her community and in pro bono work, serving as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Access to Justice Committee, LSBA Modest Means Committee, LSBA ATJ Committee-Interdiction & Supportive Decision-Making Subcommittee, and Baton Rouge Bar Association (BRBA) Pro Bono Committee. She serves as a volunteer attorney providing free legal services to disaster survivors, first responders, and low-income residents of Louisiana. She has also served as a women’s and youth ministry leader, volunteer with various churches, nonprofit volunteer, and member of several nonprofit boards.

Gwen was selected as the 2021 LSBA Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) fellow. At the 2022 Disaster Law Collaboration Summit, she was recognized by the LSBA for her participation in the LIFT Flood Proof Incubator Project and for her commitment to increasing access to legal representation by providing disaster legal assistance to disaster survivors with succession matters, heir property issues, and homeownership disputes. She is also the 2022-2023 president-elect of Baton Rouge Independent Title Attorneys (BRITA). A proud member of the Louisiana High School Officials Association (LHSOA) and former youth track coach, when Gwen is not busy providing legal representation or doing real estate closings, you can find her on a basketball court or football field officiating youth games.

A lifelong Louisiana resident, Gwen is a native of Clinton and lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, Tarries. Together, they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandchild.

Election day is October 14, 2023. For more information about Gwen’s campaign, visit


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