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Andrade to be secretary of state

AUSTIN (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry is naming former transportation

commissioner Esperanza "Hope'' Andrade as Texas' new secretary of

state.

Andrade will serve as the state's chief elections officer and as

the governor's liaison on border and Mexican affairs. The secretary

of state also oversees official and business records.

Perry made the announcement Wednesday. He says the appointment

is effective immediately.

Andrade, an entrepreneur from San Antonio, was appointed to the

Texas Transportation Commission and served on that panel until

earlier this year.

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