Governor Appoints Hughs As Texas Secretary Of State

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as the Texas Secretary of State. Hughs replaces David Whitley, who had been nominated in December but resigned in May after failing to get legislative support.

"Ruth is a proven leader who has done a tremendous job as both a commissioner and the Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission,” said Governor Abbott. “She has built strong relationships with the business community throughout Texas and has helped lead the way in developing the best workforce in the nation. I am proud to appoint Ruth as Secretary of State and I am confident that her experience at the Texas Workforce Commission will translate into success in this new role. Under Ruth’s leadership, we will continue to build the Texas brand on the international stage and uphold the integrity of our elections.”

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