|New York Secretary of State|
|Former Secretary of State|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
September 1, 2010
Cortes-Vazquez officially resigned September 1, 2010 to serve as Executive Vice President for Multicultural Markets and Engagement of AARP.
- Bachelor's degree, Hunter College
- Master's degree, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
- Certificate, School of Non-Profit Management, Columbia University
- Certificate, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez worked at the New York City Department of Aging for fourteen years, where she became Chief of the Bureau of Program and Resource Development. In this role, she promoted public and private partnerships with the agency and increased the number of community-based service providers, ensuring they would be held to the exact same standards as City and State facilities. From 2001 to 2003, she was a member of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. After that she served on the New York Redistricting Commission. Cortés-Vázquez oversaw the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force and the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in addition to serving as chief of staff to former New York Bronx County Chairman Roberto Ramirez. In 2001, she was appointed to the New York State Board of Regents, a position she held for six years until selected by former Governor Eliot Spitzer to be New York’s sixty-fifth secretary of state. As Secretary of State, she was formally charged with accepting Spitzer's resignation from the governorship. Spitzer resigned on March 17, 2008 amid a sex scandal.
|New York Secretary of State
| Succeeded by|
Ruth Noemí Colón