Abbott Appoints New Secretary of State

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  • Source: KCBD
  • 10/21/2021
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Scott as the Texas Secretary of State.

John Scott is a lawyer from Fort Worth. He previously served as Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation under then-Attorney General Abbott. He also served as the first Chief Operating Officer of the Health and Human Services Commission, according to the governor’s office.

“John Scott is a proven leader with a passion for public service, and his decades of experience in election law and litigation make him the ideal choice for the Texas Secretary of State,” said Governor Abbott in a news release. “John understands the importance of protecting the integrity of our elections and building the Texas brand on an international stage. I am confident that John’s experience and expertise will enhance his oversight and leadership over the biggest and most thorough election audit in the country. I am proud to appoint John as the Texas Secretary of State and look forward to working alongside him to ensure Texas remains the best state in the nation.”
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