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Texas Legislature 2023

Gov. Greg Abbott says he will nominate retiring state Sen. Jane Nelson to be secretary of state

Nelson planned to retire from the Senate after 30 years in office. But her nomination will give Abbott a clearer path to having his nominee confirmed by the Senate after his last three have gone unconfirmed.

Then-state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, in the Senate on May 27, 2019.

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