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Biography of Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos

Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Rolando B. Pablos to serve as the 111th Texas Secretary of State.

Secretary Pablos has a long history of public service including numerous local, state and federal appointments. He recently served as commissioner on two state regulatory agencies: the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Racing Commission.

He was the founding CEO of the El Paso-based Borderplex Alliance. As a bi-national economic development organization, Borderplex helped promote prosperity on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Both as a state official and in private practice as a lawyer, Secretary Pablos played critical roles in the advancement of international trade with Texas, especially through his advocacy for cross-border collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico.

Secretary Pablos also served as Honorary Consul to Spain, working to ensure the formation and development of business and diplomatic relationships. 

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary's University, Secretary Pablos earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston. He earned a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. 

Secretary Pablos is a licensed attorney and founding partner of RB Pablos P.C. He and his wife, Dr. Laura San Martin, live in Austin with their four children: Cristina, David, Mia and Andrea.