Governor Greg Abbott appointed Rolando B. Pablos as the 111th Texas Secretary of State on January 5th, 2017.
Secretary Pablos brings an extensive record of public service to the Office of the Secretary of State, including tenure as a commissioner on the Texas Racing Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Secretary Pablos understands the importance of leveraging strategic community capacity in order to foster economic growth and attract investment to Texas. As both a state official and in his private practice, he has played critical roles in the advancement of international trade with Texas, especially through his advocacy for cross-border collaboration between the US and Mexico.
Secretary Pablos earned a B.A. from St. Mary’s University in 1992, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1994, an M.H.M. from the University of Houston in 1996, and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1998. He is a licensed attorney and founding partner of RB Pablos P.C.
Secretary Pablos and his wife, Dr. Laura San Martin, live in Austin with their four children, Cristina, David, Mia and Andrea.