Mexico-Born Carlos Cascos Is Abbott’s Pick For Texas Secretary Of State

Nov 13, 2014

Governor-elect Greg Abbott wasted no time naming the first of a long list of nominees under his leadership, picking a Cameron County judge as his nomination for Secretary of State. 

Hoping to influence more people in the Hispanic community, governor-elect Greg Abbott announced Cameron County judge Carlos Cascos as his pick for Texas Secretary of State.

“Texans from every corner of the state need to feel that they are a part of the state’s leadership, that they are co-authors of our future,” said Abbott.

Cascos actually began his political career as Cameron County Judge in 2006, defeating now chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, Gilberto Hinojosa.

Cascos outlined his vision for the office, including working with the Mexican government on a series of economic issues, including the release of irrigation water from the Rio Grande River to farmers in South Texas.

“In addition, governor-elect Abbott has committed to work with Mexico as they expand energy, then develop and ensure that South Texas companies can participate in [the] energy boom in Northern Mexico,” said Cascos.

The Secretary of State is Texas’ chief election officer and the governor’s top advisor for border-related issues.