Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced his resignation.
Pablos notified Texas Gov. Greg Abbot of his departure and stated his last day will be December 15.
"With the midterm elections successfully behind us, and the 86th legislative session around the corner, I believe this would be a good time to begin the process of transitioning out of my position and passing the baton to the next secretary of state,” Pablos said. “Serving Texans as secretary of state has been the opportunity of a lifetime, but I feel the need at this time to turn my attention to my private practice."
“Rolando Pablos has been a dedicated public servant who has done an exceptional job upholding the integrity of our election system,” Abbott said. “He has strengthened Texas’s standing on the international stage by fostering our cultural and economic ties with countries around the world."
Abbott will nominate a successor.
PHOTO: Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos seen during a previous appearance on Spectrum News' In Focus program (Spectrum News)