|Texas Workforce Commission|
|February 1, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Governor of Texas Rick Perry|
|Texas Secretary of State|
Prior to serving in state office, Andrade was an entrepreneur and leader in the San Antonio business community for more than three decades. Her associated contributions earned her accolades from many community organizations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hope for Children Esperanza Award, the San Antonio Leadership Hall of Fame award, and the Small Business Advocate of the Year award from the Small Business Administration.
Her leadership roles in San Antonio cover a wide range of commercial and cultural causes. These roles include, but are not limited to:
- Board Member, Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio
- Board Member/Vice Chair, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Our Lady of the Lakes Board of Trustees
- Board Member/Former Chair, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member, San Antonio Symphony
- Board Member, United Way of San Antonio
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- University of Incarnate Word
- Entrepreneurship Program, University of Texas at San Antonio
Texas Workforce Commission (2013-present)
Andrade was appointed to the Texas Workforce Commission by Governor Rick Perry in March 2013 to replace previous officeholder and commission chairman Tom Pauken. Her appointment is unofficial pending confirmation by the State Senate. If approved, Andrade's term will expire February 1, 2015.
Texas Secretary of State (2008-2012)
Andrade was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn into office on July 23, 2008. Her predecessor, Phil Wilson, resigned to "pursue other opportunities." Andrade resigned on November 23, 2012 after the general election, the fifth and final she would oversee as the state's chief election officer.
Andrade was the sixth individual and the second woman to have served in this position since Perry assumed the governorship in December 2000. She was also the first Hispanic woman to hold the office in the state's history. As Texas Secretary of State, Andrade served as Texas’ chief elections officer, chief international protocol officer and Mexican Border Commerce Coordinator for the Governor.
In April, 2012, Andrade launched a voter education program called "Make your Mark on Texas" whose purpose is to encourage understanding of and participation in the 2012 election-cycle through awareness-raising social media activities. According to Andrade, the program is "about busting perpetuated myths and separating fact from fiction when it comes to the voting process.” It includes updates to VoteTexas.gov website with enhanced voter-registration and information features, a new "Vote Texas" smart phone application, and a multimedia advertising blitz. Secretary Andrade will also embark on a statewide tour around the state in preparation for the May 29 Primary election, and then retrace her steps in the fall before the General election.
Texas Transportation Commission (2003-2008)
Andrade was appointed by Governor Rick Perry and sworn into office on July 23, 2008.
Secretary Andrade resides in San Antonio with her husband of 43 years, and has a son, a daughter-in-law, and three grandsons. Her accomplishments balancing family and her professional duties have earned her the title of Woman of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the Woman's Transportation Seminar, and Mother of the Year by Avance.
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- Rusk County jobless rate takes a dip - The Henderson Daily News
- Local Jobless rate drops to 5.7% during April - Times Record News
- Employment rate up again - Tyler Morning Telegraph
- Noncustodial Parent Choices Program collects $100 million in child support - Liberty Vindicator
- TWC Unveils Online Resource for Economic Development - Freestonecountytimesonline
- State, Local Jobless Rates Remain About The Same - KWTX
- Texas Workforce Commission unveils online resource for economic development - TEEX News
- Texas Unemployment Rate Steady in March - Freestonecountytimesonline
- Unemployment benefits available for affected workers in West, Texas - Your Houston News
- TWC offers tips for teens looking for summer employment - Times Record News
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- Official Website of the Texas Workforce Commission
- Official Texas Secretary of State website
- Hope Andrade's Twitter account
- Project Vote Smart - Hope Andrade biography
- ↑ My San Antonio, "Andrade appointed to Texas Workforce Commission," March 7, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Anahuac Progress, "March 14, 2013
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Texas Secretary of State, "Secretary of State Hope Andrade Submits Resignation," November 20, 2012
- ↑ "Biography Hope Andrade"
- ↑ Governor of Texas Rick Perry - Press Release - July 23, 2008
- ↑ Texas Insider "Launches Statewide Voter-Education Effort-Make your Mark on Texas," April 5, 2012
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