AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Secretary of State John Scott announced Monday that he will step down at the end of the year. Scott will begin his term as Texas Secretary of State in October 2021 following an appointment from Gov. Greg Abbott.
Scott said in a statement that he would return to his personal legal practice after retirement. During his tenure, Scott said that in 2022 he oversaw four statewide elections and also oversaw the forensic audit of the 2020 Texas general election. The results of his audit are expected to be made public after his retirement on December 31.
“When I took office as Texas Secretary of State last October, I took office with one goal and mission in mind: to restore Texas voter confidence in the security of our state’s elections. ,” Scott wrote in the letter. Abbott.
This was no easy task. I approached my duties with humility, patience, and an open mind. By listening directly to the concerns of local election officials, voters and grassroots activists from across the political spectrum, we can understand how to better educate Texas voters about their most sacred civic duties. I also expressed my deep appreciation for the difficult, meticulous and often thankless work of local election officials in protecting the integrity of ballot boxes.
Over the past year, Texas has made great strides in restoring confidence in the election, and the Texas Secretary of State’s office has made significant progress through the forensic election audit process to analyze and transparently report on election security. We are proud to have developed a successful framework for
With a successful 2022 General Election in the rearview mirror and the final results of the 2020 Texas Forensic Audit coming soon, I would like to inform you that I intend to return to private law practice at the beginning of the New Year.
Texas Secretary of State John Scott in resignation letter to Governor Greg Abbott
Click to read Scott’s full resignation letter here.
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