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Texas� 110th Secretary of State marks 110 days in office

June 25, 2015
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Austin, TX — Today, Texas’ 110th Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, looked back on his first 110 days in office.

“I’m proud to say we have accomplished much in these first 110 days,” said Secretary Cascos. “The duties of this office are not only broad and varied, but continue to evolve as we look to the future.”
 
Since his swearing in on March 7, Secretary Cascos, at the request of Gov. Abbott, visited Mexico and most recently visited Panama City to see firsthand the massive expansion of the Panama Canal.

“Texas continues to be the largest exporting state in the nation and our economy is largely tied to trade,” said Secretary Cascos. “As Secretary of State, I am dedicated to strengthening and nurturing Texas’ foreign relationships, including the relationship with Mexico, our largest trading partner.”

Secretary Cascos is traveling throughout the state on his Down to Business tour to learn more about the communities that contribute to the economic strength and diversity of the state.

“Whether I’m meeting with an economics class at Stephen F. Austin University or a group of CEOs in Austin, I want people to know that Texas continues to lead the nation in job growth and economic growth,” said Secretary Cascos. “My tour includes visits to the Port of Houston, San Antonio, Lufkin, El Paso, Pearland, the Woodlands, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, McGregor, Port Lavaca and the Rio Grande Valley, just to name a few.”

In addition to his duties focused on Texas business, Secretary Cascos has been preparing for a voter education campaign this fall. The secretary serves as the chief election officer for the state.

“I want to remind all eligible Texans to vote, including young Texans, the future leaders of this state,” said Secretary Cascos. “I believe if one starts voting at a young age, that commitment will continue throughout adulthood.”

While reflecting on the past 110 days, Secretary Cascos is focused on the future.

“Texas is a big state, and serving as the Texas Secretary of State is a big job,” said Cascos. “However, I‘m inspired by the people of Texas that I continue to meet every day, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve them.”

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