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Top Texas Elections Officer to Step Down

Texas’ secretary of state is stepping down from his post.

This week, it was announced the Rolando Pablos, the state’s secretary of state and top election official, is resigning from his position, effective December 15th. Pablos has held the role since early 2017, when he was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to oversee the secretary of state’s office.

According to the Texas Tribune, Pablos’ mentioned in a statement his accomplishments during his tenure, which he says includes election issues and business growth in the state.

“I am proud to say that over the past two years, my office has worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of all Texans through strengthening our international relationships, attracting investment, facilitating business growth and trade, protecting the solemn integrity of our elections system, and engaging more Texans in the electoral process,” Pablos said.

Governor Abbott has not yet named a nominee to replace Pablos.



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