As his first appointment as governor, Greg Abbott nominated Carlos H. Cascos to serve as Texas Secretary of State. He is the 110th Texas Secretary of State.
Not new to public service, Secretary Cascos was elected as Cameron County Judge in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. Previously, Secretary Cascos served on the Texas Public Safety Commission and as a Cameron County Commissioner from 1991 through 2002.
As county judge, Secretary Cascos served in a number of statewide roles including chairman of the Texas Border Security Council, Vice-chair of the Panama Canal Stakeholder Workgroup, and Vice-chair of the state’s Freight Advising Committee.
An active member of his community, Secretary Cascos served as a board member of numerous local civic organizations such the United Way, Sunrise Rotary Club, Leadership Brownsville, and the Brownsville Economic Development Council.
A Certified Public Accountant, Secretary Cascos is a partner in the regional accounting firm of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP. He is a member of the American Institute, Texas Society and Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is also a past member of the Association of Government Accountants and the American College of Forensic Examiners.
Born in Mexico and becoming a U.S. citizen in adolescence, Secretary Cascos attended Brownsville public schools and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Secretary Cascos is married to Candi, and together they are blessed with two lovely daughters, Casandra and Andrea.