Carlos Cascos being was sworn in as Texas' 110th Secretary of State.
He was nominated by Governor Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Senate.
Cascos isn't new to public service, he has been the judge for Cameron County since 2006.
Prior to that, he served on the Texas Public Safety Commission and as Cameron County commissioner.
Cascos says he plans to make a lot of progress in the new job, like educating more voters in order to get a higher turnout
"I'm going to take it to a different level this time. I'd like to go visit different campuses across the state, high school campuses. Talk to the potential future voters and tell them why it's important for them to vote, that's the first step. Nurturing and developing and strengthening our relationship with Mexico is something else we need to do," says Secretary of State Carlos Cascos.
Cascos was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a child, becoming a permanent resident and citizen during adolescence.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas.