The governor's office announced Tuesday that John T. Steen Jr., a lawyer from San Antonio, will be the new Texas secretary of state. He is replacing Hope Andrade, who resigned Friday from the post. The appointment takes effect Tuesday.
“His leadership over our state’s elections process, economic development efforts and international relations will be an integral part of Texas’ goal to expand economic prosperity and opportunity for all Texans," Gov. Rick Perry said in a prepared statement.