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Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, Texas' top elections official, to resign after Senate takes no action on her confirmation

The Senate Nominations Committee never took up Hughs’ nomination, requiring her to leave office at the end of the legislative session.

Newly-appointed Texas Secretary of State Ruth Ruggero Hughs at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 29, 2018. Hughs previously chaired the Texas Workforce Commission.

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