Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

Credit: Credit: The Office of the Texas Secretary of State

Secretary Andrade addresses local election officials from cities, schools and other political subdivisions at the 23rd Annual Election Seminar in Austin.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 20 at 5:56 PM

 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Secretary of State Hope Andrade is stepping down after four years as the chief elections official in Texas.

Andrade on Tuesday submitted her resignation letter to Gov. Rick Perry. Spokesman Rich Parsons said Andrade felt it was the "right time" to move on after overseeing the state's latest Election Day earlier month.

Andrade was the first Hispanic woman to hold the office and was the fourth-longest serving secretary of state in Texas history. Her last day will be Friday, Nov. 23.

Andrade is a San Antonio entrepreneur who was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2008.
 

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