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Biography of Secretary of State David Whitley

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David Whitley was appointed and sworn in as Texas' 112th Texas Secretary of State by Governor Greg Abbott on December 17, 2018. Previously, Secretary Whitley served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Appointments Director for Governor Abbott. He began working for then-Attorney General Abbott in 2004, serving in various roles including Assistant Deputy Attorney General.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and volunteers in the UT Law Mentorship Program. A native of Alice, Texas, he received both his finance and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.